Global Knowledge Society

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Knowledge Society

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Mass Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit discusses the commodification of knowledge in information societies focusing on how information and communication technologies are used by international actors such as states, corporations and non-government organisations. Lectures and readings link discipline-based skills and knowledge to career paths. Through team exercises students are asked to consider themselves as knowledge workers and to discover inter-disciplinary approaches to finding solutions in an economy which is global, networked and informational. Students are encouraged to engage in innovation learning through individual project design informed by leaders in the field.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.