ATS2992 - Global immersion guarantee program - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sarah McDonald


Associate Professor Sarah McDonald
Dr Bodean Hedwards

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2019 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester B 2019 (Flexible)


Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies (including double degree students) to undertake this overseas study tour unit.



The unit explores the impact of the global movement of people and goods on environmental sustainability. Based in different international locations, students will undertake field work with partner organisations that focus on areas such as food and water security, conservation and urbanisation, eco-tourism, the impact of key regional economic sectors on the local environment, global supply chains and environmental sustainability. The fieldwork components of this unit will allow students to apply the theoretical knowledge they gain in class to real world problems.


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

  1. recognise and explain the interplay of regional and global factors that impact environmental sustainability;
  2. evaluate organisational responses to issues of environmental sustainability;
  3. apply theoretical knowledge to real-world issues;
  4. communicate effectively in both written and oral formats;
  5. work collaboratively;
  6. identify and utilise intercultural competency skills.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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