Skip to content | Change text size
Handbooks Courses Units

MGX5710 - The contemporary world

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Kamal Siddiqui


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


Contemporary international issues are examined, with emphasis on the continuing dominance of economic issues but noting the rise in cultural and religious tensions and the search for new concepts of security. The phenomenon of 'failed societies' and the response of the United States as the sole surviving superpower of international problems in the post-Cold War era provide a theme.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify key issues, institutions and ideas that shape the environment in which diplomacy and international trade are conducted
  • assess the key dynamics and trends in these issues and ideas
  • develop critical reasoning and analytical skills for analysis of the international environment
  • be able to put contemporary events in the social, political and economic context.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

3-hour class


Students must have completed 24 points at 9000-level.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]