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 UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Laurence Caromba


This unit presents an introduction to globalisation and its economic, cultural, and political implications. It includes an examination of the effects of globalisation on states, societies and the environment, from an African perspective.


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

  1. Recognise the major debates surrounding globalisation and its likely development;
  2. Understand the potential impacts of globalisation on Africa;
  3. Demonstrate sound oral and written communication skills;
  4. Understand and develop critical thinking and analytical skills.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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