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HI2001 - Globalisation - Historical Perspectives

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject explores the history of globalisation. It examines the economic, cultural, political and ecological transformations that have increasingly interconnected peoples and places around the globe. Among key issues examined are: the formation of the world-system; the structuring of global production and consumption; the simultaneous universalisation and localisation of cultural practices and the challenges to the sovereignty of the nation-state.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an awareness of the diverse causes and consequences of the processes of globalisation;
  • develop skills in historical research and writing;
  • foster an appreciation of a variety of interpretations and assessments of globalisation;
  • provide a framework for understanding modern world history.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI3001 HI5001

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 0 hours - Lectures will be videoconferenced to Cairns
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); assignments (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); assignments (15%).

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