AZA1326 - International studies 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Busisiwe Khaba


Ms Diana Haag

Unit guides


South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)




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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