Area of Study
History, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject introduces students to the main concepts of globalisation and to the historical development of different kinds of globalisation through familiar commodities such as food, drawing on examples from everyday life. The processes and outcomes of globalisation are examined and discussed by way of case studies in lectures and in student research projects. Skills developed include researching literature in the field of global studies, small group work and written and oral presentation of research.Subject objectivesa. Identify and Demonstrate an introductory-level understanding of the histories and theories concepts of globalization through production of and trade in commoditiesb. Demonstrate an introductory-level understanding of how histories of globalization through commodities have affected Indigenous peoplesc. Analyse their own beliefs, assumptions and expectations about globalizationd. Develop skills in oral presentation, planning and writing assignments, individually and in groupsContribution to the development of graduate attributesThis subject makes a contribution to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:2. Critical and Creative Inquiry2.1. Solve complex trans-disciplinary problems through research and analysis, develop evidence-based approaches, and apply them to concrete situations3. International and intercultural Inquiry3.1. Understand how global phenomena play out in local situations, and the reasons behind different perspectives on globalization4. Indigenous Competencies4.1. Reflect upon and contextualize Indigenous peoples? situations, taking into consideration histories of colonialism; institutional constraints; and the chauvinism against Indigenous peoples inherent in many systems of knowledge5. Active Citizenship5.2. Adopt a questioning approach to global aspects of their professional and personal lives6. Effective Communication6.1. Communicate and collaborate effectively through writing, speaking and listening, face-to-face and online, one-on-one and in groups6.3. Contribute effectively within a teamTeaching and learning strategiesLearning strategies for this subject involve students preparing before class each week through reading and viewing online sources related to the weekly topic, and preparing assignments individually and in groups. In tutorials students discuss the materials from their pre-class preparation and the lecture with the tutor and with each other, and are also quizzed on this material. In tutorials students also workshop their assignments, gaining feedback from their peers and the tutor. UTSOnline is the main vehicle for information about the subject and materials for assignments, as well as for communication between staff and students outside classes.This is an 8 credit point subject comprising weekly modular delivery: one hour lecture and two hour tutorial and independent study.Students are expected to do 12-14 hours of study per week per 8cp subject at UTS. In this subject the rough weekly breakdown is as follows:Lecture 1 hoursTutorial 2 hoursReading and note-taking for class activities ~6 hoursPreparation for group presentation assignment 2-3 hoursPreparation for essay plan and essay 3-4 hoursAssessmentAssessment task 1: Essay PlanObjective(s):a and dWeight: 30%Length:Around 1200 words (including everything, plus or minus 120 words)Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsQuality of central argument based on research and analysis 40 a 2.1Quality of research and analysis 40 a 2.1Quality of communication (Appropriate organisation, expression and formatting 20 d 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 2: Weekly QuizObjective(s):aWeight: 20%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsCorrectness of answer (no deductions for incorrect answers) 100 a 3.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 3: Group PresentationObjective(s):a, b, c and dWeight: 20%Length:20 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes class discussion.Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsQuality of research design ? design of information gathering and design of presenting findings and argument 30 a 2.1Critical reading of materials about Indigenous peoples? historical experiences of globalization 20 b 4.1Critical reflection on personal learning about globalization 20 c 5.2Demonstrated procedural skills for group work 20 d 6.3Quality of communication in presentation 10 d 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 4: EssayObjective(s):a and dWeight: 30%Length:2,000 words (excluding the reference list, 10% longer or shorter than this is OK.).Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs1. Quality of central argument (based on research and analysis), as expressed in the introduction, built throughout the main body with evidence, and summarized in the conclusion 40 a 2.12. Quality of research and analysis 40 a 3.13. Quality of communication (appropriate organisation, expression and formatting 20 d 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesMinimum requirementsStudents must achieve a total of at least 50% on the combined total of marks from the graded assessment tasks. Students may fail even if their total is 50% or more if they fail an assessment task that relates to an essential requirement of the subject (see Subject Objectives and Contribution to Course Aims and Graduate Attributes in this Subject Outline) that is not assessed in another task in the subject.While this subject has a significant self-study component, it is very difficult to pass without attending all classes. Tutorials are animportant part of the learning experience in this subject. Students are expected to attend and participate in learning activities in all
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.