Faculty of Arts
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The unit has a domestic field tripdomestic field trip (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/currentstudents/field-trips/) component and may incur an additional cost.
What can you do in a world that is challenged by questions of poverty, environmental degradation, social inequality and economic exclusion? The Global Challenge is an introductory unit that grapples with these questions offering an insight into the new and emerging forces of social, economic and environmental change. The unit examines how changing population and migration dynamics, urban development, patterns of consumption and growth, and labour markets intersect at local, national and global scales. It introduces students to theories and methods that help make sense of our complex world allowing them to critically engage with these global challenges.
On completing this unit you will be able to:
Within semester assessment: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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.
See also Unit timetable information
Dr Bruce Missingham