- 2017



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 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 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 Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Dr Gabriel Garcia Ochoa

Contact details

Global studiesGlobal studies (http://future.arts.monash.edu/bachelor-global-studies/)



This is a new interdisciplinary field that fosters awareness of language as a critical site of cultural interaction and negotiation, conflict and cooperation. Students can take this specialisation with a language focus in Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish.

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 (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/).


Students complete:

  1. Three units (18 points) as follows:

    One level 1 gateway unit (6 points):

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

    • ATS2671 Managing intercultural communication
    • ATS2732 Writing the world, the other and the self
    • ATS2770 English as an international language: Language and globalisation

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

    • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
    • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
    • ATS3302 Global connections: Understanding cultural literacy
    • ATS3778 Englishes in the global context
  2. Eight units (48 points) in one of the language studies listed below, equivalent to a major in that language and following the entry point guidelines and order prescribed under the Bachelor of Arts:
  3. One additional unit (6 points) from the remaining cornerstone and capstone units above or list of global cultural literacies electives below.

Global cultural literacies electives

  • ATS1250 Social justice and Indigenous Australians
  • ATS1254 Culture, power and difference: Indigeneity and Australian identity
  • ATS1319 Global Asia
  • ATS2020/ATS3020 Colonialism in comparison: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
  • ATS2170/ATS3170 Arts international experience
  • ATS2214/ATS3214 Italy on film (In country)
  • ATS2251/ATS3251 Cuba study tour
  • ATS2335/ATS3135 War and memory: Resistance, massacre and representation in Second World War Italy
  • ATS2355 Race and power: Imagining Indigenous Australia
  • ATS2358 Contesting Laws: Heritage, culture and land
  • ATS2379/ATS3379 Fairy tale in Italy
  • ATS2382 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipolli: Australians in the Great War (12 points)
  • ATS2444/ATS3444 Inscribing Italy: Travels and imaginings
  • ATS2612/ATS3612 The Renaissance in Florence
  • ATS2619/ATS3319 Cultural diversity in contemporary Europe
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city: Historical and literary perspectives
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3302 Global connections: Understanding cultural literacy
  • ATS3304 Forms of identity
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, media flows: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3779 Cultural linguistics
  • ATS3798 Global Shakespeares
  • ATS3917 Representing war: Censorship, propaganda and art

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