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INT1020 - Contemporary Worlds 2

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Nick Dyrenfurth (Caulfield); Leigh Boucher (Clayton); Kate Murphy (Berwick)


Berwick Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


An examination of the major issues facing the world as we move into the Twenty-First Century and the Third Millennium. Themes include globalisation; the internet and the mass media; religious fundamentalism; the role of global institutions such as the United Nations; Australia's role in the contemporary world


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of debates about globalisation and its likely development.
  2. Understand the importance of debate and discussion in the development of these ideas.
  3. Demonstrate sound oral and written communication skills.
  4. Understand the importance of critical analysis and be comfortable in challenging ideas and arguments.


Website analysis (1000 words): 15%
Group presentation: 20%
Essay (1500 words): 25%
Final examination (2 hours): 30%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hour lecture and 1 tutorial per week