Global Citizens, Justice and Civil Society

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Citizens, Justice and Civil Society

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit completed

  • 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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course examines citizenship and forms of engagement in civil society from theoretical perspectives and through empirical case studies. Citizenship is explored as a tool for social exclusion; for setting policy; and as a model of political participation. Beginning with the concept of citizenship as establishing the boundary of a political community, the course characterizes new understandings of rights and obligations attached to citizenship; transnational, gendered, cosmopolitan. Students are introduced to the concept of civil society through historical case studies. The course explores the debates on the decline of civic participation and solidarity and the emergence of global civil society.

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.


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