ATS1325 - International studies: Origins of globalisation - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Professor Alistair Thomson


Professor Alistair Thomson

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)




The unit is designed to give you the historical background and conceptual tools to understand the origins of globalisation. It traces the key political, economic, and social developments since 1945 that have brought us to where we are today.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify and explain key concepts of globalisation;
  2. explain key historical, political, economic, and social developments of our contemporary world;
  3. evaluate current affairs and debates based upon understandings of recent history;
  4. evaluate primary and secondary sources, analyse ideas and develop argument;
  5. communicate research in both oral and written formats.


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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