- 2019

Undergraduate

Specialisation

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Timothy Verhoeven

Contact details

Global studiesGlobal studies (http://future.arts.monash.edu/bachelor-global-studies/)

Location

Clayton

International Studies examines the origins, processes and contestations of globalisation in the contemporary world. Ordinary people's experiences and responses to global integration are at the centre of our inquiry. It examines how local communities around the world embrace but also challenge aspects of globalisation, in four interlocking spheres of the human condition:

  • Global health and disease
  • Environment, cities and sustainability
  • Crisis, conflict and disaster
  • Commerce, technology and consumption

Global Health and Disease

The ways in which people experience good health or disease are increasingly influenced by global factors, such as the growing movement of people and animals, the spread of pollution and pathogens, the development of new medical technologies and treatments, and international institutions that coordinate health and security responses to disease outbreaks. Where and how people live and die - local matters - determines their access to primary healthcare, so an understanding of culture, global wealth distribution, and development is an essential component to studying global health and disease in this stream.

Environment, Cities and Sustainability

By the end of this century, the majority of the world's population will live in cities. Meanwhile, climate change is in progress, and the way we live within our natural and built ecosystems, among people and with animals, is inherently interconnected and subject to new pressures. This stream focuses on the impacts of a changing environment in an increasingly urbanised world. It provides students with the means to critically examine ways in which a more sustainable mode of living on the planet are being devised by researchers in a range of disciplines, and why the humanities and social sciences bring an important set of analytical skills to understanding the challenges of sustaining a just, prosperous life for all on the planet.

Crisis, Conflict and Disaster

Crises in our contemporary world take many forms - in the movement and displacement of people, discrimination, poverty and injustice, violence and suffering. War and political conflict, pollution and exploitation, natural and industrial disasters, and biological catastrophes like pandemic disease outbreaks, are among the many topics examined here. This stream brings these realms of human experience, as well as the increasingly internationalised responses to them, together in one stream to examine the causes and consequences of global crises.

Commerce, Technology and Consumption

Global trade, the production and consumption of commodities and culture, and the uptake of new technologies are among the primary ways that ordinary people experience and are drawn into globalisation. Flows of trade, money, ideas, entertainments and people are fundamental to an integrated world, and yet are also basic to how questions of justice, development and difference are negotiated and disputed. The tensions between the agency of individuals and the power of commercial and corporate entities - and between the local and the global - are core queries we pursue in this stream.

Compulsory overseas study component

A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from the units listed below or an overseas partner institution. For more information go to Arts study abroadArts study abroad (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/).

Units

Students complete:

  1. Four units (24 points) as follows:

    Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

    • ATS1325 International studies: Origins of globalisation
    • ATS1326 International studies: Challenges of globalisation

    One level 2 cornerstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

    • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Borders, displacement and belonging
    • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world
    • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present and future

    One level 3 capstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

    • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
    • ATS3627 Global cultures, media flows: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
    • ATS3717 Health, culture and society
  2. Eight units (48 points) from the remaining cornerstone or capstone units above or list of international studies electives below, with at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

International studies electives

Global health and disease

  • AMU2907 Sexual and reproductive health and rights in global contexts
  • ATS2637 Global bioethics
  • ATS3593Not offered in 2019 History of sexuality 1800 - the present
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3715Not offered in 2019 Sexuality and society
  • ATS3935 Professional practice
  • HSC3002 Health for all in a global world
  • PBH2003 Culture, society and health
International study tours
  • AMU2907 Sexual and reproductive health and rights in global contexts
  • ATS2995 Blood and guts: The history of medicine in Europe

Environment, cities and sustainability

  • ATS2106Not offered in 2019 An environmental history of the world: People and our planet
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present and future
  • ATS2871 Environmental ethics
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3631 The idea of travel: Global perspectives
  • ATS3639 Poverty, climate change and international justice
  • ATS3730Not offered in 2019 Sustainability and society
  • ATS3935 Professional practice
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
Domestic field trips
  • ATS2547 Cities and sustainability

Commerce, technology and consumption

  • ATS2109 The commodities that changed the world: An introduction to globalisation and global history
  • ATS2628 Power and poverty: International development in a globalised world
  • ATS2633 Global cities: Past, present and future
  • ATS2378 The anthropology of international development
  • ATS3563 Global consumption
  • ATS3627 Global cultures, media flows: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
  • ATS3631 The idea of travel: Global perspectives
  • ATS3935 Professional practice
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world

Crisis, conflict and disaster

  • ATS2380 Migrant nation: The making of modern Australia
  • ATS2382Not offered in 2019 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2640 The ethics of global conflict
  • ATS3157Not offered in 2019 Religion, Politics and Violence
  • ATS3623Not offered in 2019 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
  • ATS3626 Global disasters: Catastrophe and social change
  • ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
  • ATS3636 Sacred and profane: Religion, the secular and the state
  • ATS3935 Professional practice
  • ATS3956 Trauma and memory in the modern world

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Global Studies component in the following double degrees:

  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies