Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kerry Wardlaw


Previously coded PLT3980


The unit offers a broad survey of key developments and problems in world politics. These encompass governmental, environmental, security, ethical and cultural matters. The concept of globalisation is used to frame the investigation of these issues.


Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kerry Wardlaw

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

International studies


A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.