Global Studies

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Global Studies

This major is only available to students in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law degree.
A major in Global Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

1000-level units of study

INGS1003 International and Global Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 8x 200 Lecture reading posts (24%), 1x 900 Draft introduction (25%), 1x 2000 Take-home exam-essay (40%), x Tutorial participation (11%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This foundational unit introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and methods of international and global studies. Its modules explore them by examining the connections between local and global dimensions of economics, politics, and culture in a variety of regions.
INGS1004 The Making of the Global Order

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2r lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 8x 200 (1600wds total) Lecture reading posts (25%), 1x 900 Draft introduction (25%), 1x 2000 Take home exam-essay (40%), x Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit studies globalisation since the early modern period by tracing the gradual and uneven emergence of the world as a semi-integrated economic and political unit constituted first by empires and semi-autonomous zones, and then by nation-states, held together loosely by global institutions and international agreements.

2000-level units of study

INGS2601 Transnational Actors and Networks

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd joint class presentation (25%), 1x1500wd media analysis (25%), 1x3000wd report on a current issue (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will consider the interactions of four groups of 'transnational actors' in the transnational public sphere: civil society, political, market and media, with a core focus on civil society interventions in the global political conversation. We will examine the communicative and cultural tools used to frame issues in particular ways, and look at tensions between the global, the regional, and national and the local within these conversations. The unit is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.
INGS2602 The End of Empire and New States

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 500 wds Proposal and bibliography (15%), 1x 2500 wds Final paper (40%), 1x 1500 wds Final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit, we critically examine the creation of new postcolonial states after World War II, following often violent anticolonial struggles. Postcolonial leaders in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific, had high hopes for what the era of self-rule would bring. But the legacies of empire proved more resistant to a change in formal rule than those who struggled against oppression hoped.
INGS2603 Dynamics of the Global Economy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies Assessment: 1x 800wd Short data analysis essay (15%), 1x 1000wd critical book/movie analysis (20%), 1x 2000wd research essay (25%), weeklyx 700wd equivalent tutorial participation (15%), 1x 1.5hr exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Political upheaval in the world's major economies raises urgent questions about the future of the global economy. This unit examines the development of global economic relations. We will explore competing economic theories to understand the forces at the heart of the capitalist system. We will then examine how these forces have shaped the global economy. Focus will be on the contested nature of economic transformation, the role of global institutions, international trade and finance, labour, the environment, patterns of distribution and inequality.

3000-level units of study

INGS3602 Social Movements in the Global South

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 credit points at 2000 level in Global Studies Assessment: 1x 1500wd project on being part of GCS (30%), 1x 1000wd essay portfolio (20%), 1x 500wd class presentation of research (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (30%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Why do social movements emerge in particular countries? How do social movement actors relate to one another across borders, and how effective are they at promoting social change? To what extent are these movements context specific or transnational? How do they construct or broker models of knowledge and action? Building on the insights from INGS2601 Transnational Actors and Networks, students will apply a interdisciplinary lens to social movements in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, four key regions within the Global South.
INGS3603 Conflict and Its Consequences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 credit points at 2000 level in Global Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x2000wd report (30%), 1x800wd group presentation (group component) (15%), 1x1200wd group presentation (individual component) (25%), 1x1000wd short-essay test (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The last century's conflicts have continued into the present. Beginning with the events of 9/11, we analyse the important conflicts of the last century: World War II and the Cold War. We will examine conflicts in Asia and Latin America, intra-communist conflicts, insurgencies, drug wars, religious wars and genocidal struggles and their consequences.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
INGS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
INGS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.