Foundations in International Studies


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations in International Studies

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Indigenous Languages, International Relations, International Studies, Modern Languages, Multicultural Studies, Psychology, Public Policy Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of Foundations in International Studies is to provide students with an understanding of contemporary international issues, approaches and perspectives. The subject is taught from various disciplinary perspectives, with a strong focus on social justice and regional comparison. The objectives of the subject are to develop effective academic presentation, research and writing skills necessary to make informed arguments within international studies and to prepare students for writing and presentation techniques used in the contemporary society and in-country study subjects of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. This subject requires students to use multidisciplinary approaches to build understanding of key international issues. Approaches taught include comparative sociology, cultural studies, socio-linguistics, political economy, studies of ethnicity and nationalism. Issues covered include environmental change, globalisation, migration, war, languages, and national identities.

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.