This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
3 years FT, 6 years PT
Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course including any periods of intermission.
Mode and location
Students may select free elective units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode. Note: This course has a compulsory overseas study component.
Bachelor of Global Studies
Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).
How can we conceptualise the most important challenges confronting our global communities, devise new and innovative solutions to these challenges, and communicate the solutions effectively? The Bachelor of Global Studies course has been designed for students who seek to be leaders in applying their knowledge to these global challenges.
The course aims to develop leadership for social change focussing on key capabilities: creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning, analytical writing skills. We seek to cultivate a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces and equip you with sharp analytical abilities and flexible, imaginative and well-informed disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. All core units will enable you to apply your learning in practical and professional 'real life' contexts.
A key component of the course is a required period of study overseas that can be completed intensively at a Monash international campus or at a prestigious partner university.
The Bachelor of Global Studies can be taken in combination with the following courses:
This will lead to the award of two degrees, the Bachelor of Global Studies and the degree awarded by the partner course. The requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Global Studies degree are the same whether the award is earned through a single or double degree course. Students should refer to the course entry for the partner course and the course mapcourse map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/) for the double degree for the requirements of the other degree.
This is a new interdisciplinary field that fosters awareness of language as a critical site of cultural interaction and negotiation, conflict and cooperation. Students can take this specialisation with a language focus in Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish.
This is a discipline that examines the dynamics of global politics and economics, including the relationships between political institutions, international organisations, governmental and non-governmental players. It uses evidence-based explanations to study war/conflict, development, financial, and other crises at the global level.
This is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the lived experience of people in a variety of social and cultural settings, fostering critical thinking about the effects of globalisation across culture.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
This course includes a compulsory overseas study component. There are a range of study abroad options and students should refer to the faculty's Study overseasStudy overseas (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/) webpage for more information including additional costs, as well as opportunities for funding.
The faculty's Global Scholars ProgramGlobal Scholars Program (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/global-scholars-program/) also provides eligible students with financial assistance for the costs associated with overseas studies.
The course develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.
You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.
These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.
Electives will enable you to further develop your knowledge in the area of global studies, or arts more generally, or to select units from across the faculty or the University in which you are eligible to enrol.
The course comprises 144 points, of which 96 points are global studies and 48 points are free electives.
The course develops through theme studies in Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation and Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge.
Elective units may be at any level, however, no more than ten units (60 points) can be credited to the global studies course at level 1 and a minimum of 36 points must be completed at level 3, of which four must be from the specialisation. It is recommended that you complete level 1 sequences first as these lay the foundation for further study.
A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from either the units listed under your specialisation or at an overseas partner institution.
Students completing a double degree must complete no more than six level 1 arts units (36 points) and at least 36 points at level 3 of which at least 24 points must be arts units.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-a2001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are six points unless otherwise stated.
All students complete:
Students complete core and elective units in one of the following specialisations:
Elective units may be chosen from the faculty or across the University as long as you have the prerequisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units. The units may be at any level, however, no more than ten units (60 points) at level 1 can be credited to the Bachelor of Global Studies.
Units from the elective lists for the specialisations in this course and those listed below are recommended, as are any remaining cornerstone or capstone units from any of the specialisations. For students not completing the specialisation in global cultural literacies, a language major (48 points) or minor (24 points) from those listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts is recommended.
Free electives can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.
For students in a double degree course, some units required for the other degree are credited as electives towards the global studies degree.
Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Global Studies may proceed to a one year honours program leading to A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level 3, which will normally include at least 24 points of units in the discipline in which you wish to undertake honours.
Students who are unable to complete the required period of study overseas can graduate with a Bachelor of Arts providing they have completed 144 credit points of study including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Global Studies degree with a minor in global studies and a major in one of international relations, international studies or language studies.