Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitSchool of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia October intake 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Marco Buente


The unit introduces students to the topic of globalisation and its impact on the state. Unit is divided into three parts. The first segment provides a broad conceptual introduction to globalisation. In the second, students examine the impact of globalisation on the state. In the third, students evaluate the major criticisms of globalisation.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the most important debates about globalization and its likely development;
  2. Explain the concept of the (nation)-state and evaluate the impact of globalization on the state;
  3. Explain why globalization has produced such a diverse group of opponents;
  4. Evaluate the causes and impacts of current global trends;
  5. Communicate ideas and arguments in verbal form;
  6. Write research reports and essays.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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