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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Trimester 3 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ernest Koh


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.

  1. Understand the importance of debate and discussion in the development of these ideas.

  1. Demonstrate sound oral and written communication skills.

  1. Understand the importance of critical analysis and be comfortable in challenging ideas and arguments.


Written work: (90%)
Class participation: (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ernest Koh

Contact hours

2 hour lecture and 1 tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies