- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 cutting-edge, interdisciplinary field that fosters leadership in intercultural awareness. A critical component of this specialisation is language learning. Language is studied as a critical site of cultural interaction and negotiation, conflict and cooperation. Students can begin, or further their studies, 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):

    • ATS2671 Managing intercultural communication
    • 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 cultural competence electives below.


  • ATS1250 Social justice and Indigenous Australians
  • ATS1254 Culture, power and difference: Indigeneity and Australian identity
  • ATS1319 Global Asia
  • ATS2020Not offered in 2019/ATS3020Not offered in 2019 Colonialism in comparison: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
  • ATS2355 Race and power: Imagining Indigenous Australia
  • ATS2358 Contesting Laws: Heritage, culture and land
  • ATS2382Not offered in 2019 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest
  • ATS3089Not offered in 2019 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, media flows: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3779 Cultural linguistics
  • ATS3917 Representing war: Censorship, propaganda and art
  • ATS3935 Professional practice

Domestic study tours

  • ATS2269 Exploring contemporary Australia: People, events, ideas

International study tours

  • ATS2170Not offered in 2019/ATS3170Not offered in 2019 Arts international experience
  • ATS2214/ATS3214 Italy on film (in country)
  • ATS2251/ATS3251 Cuba study tour
  • ATS2444/ATS3444 Inscribing Italy: Travels and imaginings
  • ATS2612Not offered in 2019/ATS3612Not offered in 2019 The Renaissance in Florence
  • ATS2619Not offered in 2019/ATS3319Not offered in 2019 Cultural diversity in contemporary Europe
  • ATS2898Not offered in 2019/ATS3898Not offered in 2019 The Italian city: Historical and literary perspectives
  • ATS2335Not offered in 2019/ATS3135Not offered in 2019 War and memory: Resistance, massacre and representation in second world war Italy
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3302 Global connections: Understanding cultural literacy
  • ATS3309 Producing and consuming Japan: A study tour through western Japan

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