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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies


Dr Susie Protschky


Faculty of Arts

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies



This is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the lived experience of people in a variety of social and cultural settings, fostering critical thinking about the effects of globalisation across culture.

Compulsory overseas study component

A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from the units listed below or an overseas partner institution. For more information go to Arts study abroadArts study abroad (


Students complete:

(a.) Four units (24 points) as follows:

Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Borders, displacement and belonging
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present and future
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest

One level 3 capstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3623 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, local traditions: Creating and consuming (popular) culture

(b.) Eight units (48 points) from the remaining cornerstone or capstone units above or list of international studies electives below, with at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

International studies electives

America studies

  • ATS2107 Colonial America: From puritans to revolutionaries
  • ATS2596 The Vietnam War
  • ATS3207 Film and society in Spain and Latin America
  • ATS3908 American empire: The United States from colonies to superpower
  • ATS3972 Imagining Ibero-America: Travels, texts and transnational encounters

Asian studies

  • ATS2382 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2394/ATS3394 Australia and Asia
  • ATS2596 The Vietnam War
  • ATS2621 Religion as culture in the Malay world
  • ATS2648 Contemporary Japan
  • ATS3089 Social Institutions and Power in Asia
  • ATS3652 Japan as empire: From Meiji to 1945
  • ATS3951 Japanese popular culture and identity

Commerce, commodities and consumption

  • ATS2109 The commodities that changed the world: An introduction to globalisation and global history
  • ATS2378 The anthropology of international development
  • ATS2563 Global consumption
  • ATS2637 The human body and the international marketplace
  • ATS3248 Field methods in anthropology and international development
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3952 The world of textiles
  • ATS3639 Poverty, climate change and international justice
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world

Conflict and justice

  • ATS2640 The ethics of global conflict
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
  • ATS3639 Poverty, climate change and international justice
  • ATS3956 Trauma and memory in the modern world

Cultures and identities

  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in the Great War
  • ATS2629 Religion and spirituality in a globalising world
  • ATS3208 In the footsteps of refugees
  • ATS3634 Indigenous peoples globally
  • ATS3636 Sacred and profane: Religion, the secular and the state
  • ATS2395 Australia in a globalising world
  • ATS2586 Islam: Principles, civilisations, influences
  • ATS2872/ATS3872 Topics in Indian philosophy
  • ATS3392 A Lonely Planet? travel, culture, power
  • ATS3580 The modern Middle East
  • ATS3631 The idea of travel: Global perspectives
  • ATS3795 Global correspondent

European studies

  • ATS2520 Eurovisions: Europe since World War II
  • ATS2521 Conflict and culture in Europe
  • ATS3124 Everyday life in the Soviet Union
  • ATS3284 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust
  • ATS3525 The idea of Europe
  • ATS2600 The Holocaust

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Global Studies component in the following double degrees:

  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies