ATS1326 - International studies: Challenges of globalisation - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Seamus O'Hanlon


Associate Professor Seamus O'Hanlon

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




The unit introduces students to a selection of the most pressing challenges facing the contemporary world, economic, political and social. Topics include global health and disease; crisis, conflict and disaster; environment, cities and sustainability; and global commerce, technology and consumption.


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

  1. recognise and discuss the key social, economic and political questions facing the world today;
  2. analysise global issues in a comparative and transnational framework;
  3. analyse a range of social justice issues concerning poverty and gender;
  4. critique controversial contemporary debates in a range of topics;
  5. identify and critically read a range of relevant sources, and utilise these sources to support argument;
  6. communicate research in both oral and written formats.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

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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