Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies
Would you like to become a translator or interpreter? The Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies will develop your skills in translation and interpreting in English and another language, with an understanding of both practice and theory. MITS students all undertake work integrated learning and have access to internship opportunities, ensuring that our graduates are work-ready upon completing the degree.
Bachelor of Global Studies (Cultural Competence specialisation)
With the Bachelor of Global Studies break down global challenges like poverty, racism, gender equality, and forced migration – and formulate innovative solutions. International study experience is integral to the course – from the Global Immersion Guarantee, study tours, to studying at a prestigious overseas partner university. Our industry connections and extensive internship program ensures you will be career ready.
Postgraduate Coursework Units
APG5471 Leadership in intercultural environments
21st century graduates as future global leaders must develop professional capabilities that allow them to demonstrate intercultural leadership in different contexts. Intercultural and inclusive leaders understand their own biases and cultural lenses shaping their behaviours while being able to adapt and adjust across differences to maximise intercultural opportunities arising in globally diverse settings. The unit focuses on the nexus between leadership and culture, analysing the roles of cultural intelligence in supporting a more intercultural and inclusive leadership style.
APG5652 Language and intercultural communication
As globalisation facilitates the increased contact of individuals with different linguistic and socio-cultural backgrounds across both online and offline spaces, there is a growing need to understand the relationship between language and culture. In this unit, students will acquire knowledge and skills to understand the linguistic and socio-cultural factors that shape complex intercultural communication events across a range of personal and professional contexts. Key theories underpinning intercultural communication are explored, including language as social action and cultural identity. Students apply their insights to case-studies from a wide variety of languages and contexts, and develop skills to address intercultural communication in their own personal and professional contexts.
APG5470 Managing Multicultural Teams
In today's globalised world, particularly in multicultural societies such as Australia, all professions require a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities created by cultural diverse workplace. 21st-century graduate students need to be equipped with a critical understanding of intercultural competence, as well as the skills and attitudes required in order to apply this understanding to their chosen field. This unit develops your intercultural competence and provides you with skills and attitudes to successfully manage multicultural teams in a variety of professional settings.
ATS2264 / ATS3064 Intercultural Skills for Global Leaders
The unit aims to equip you with global leadership skills which will enable you to effectively engage in global networks. Introducing you to Cultural Intelligence, the unit will provide critical tools for intercultural management, a key competency for studying and working in transnational environments. You will complete guided intercultural interactions in and outside classroom, in order to produce written self-reflection on your cultural experience.
ATS2671 Managing intercultural communication
The unit examines basic concepts of intercultural communication: face and politeness in language; the relation between cultural values and discourse; cultural variation in speech acts, turn taking rules and formulaic patterns; cultural differences in the organization of written and spoken discourse; and examines their interaction in intercultural communication in the global context. Case studies drawn from a wide variety of cultures will provide opportunities to examine language use in light of broader cultural, political and social issues such as stereotyping and discriminatory language, cultural expectation and attitudes, cultural awareness training, language reform and policies.
ATS2199 Communication, cultures and the corporate world
This unit examines the relationship between humans, cultures and the corporation. Relying on anthropological and linguistic analysis of corporate activity in western and non-western settings, the unit examines the nature of sociability inherent to the corporation, and the effects corporations have upon culture and social life.
ATS2269 Contemporary Australia and its cultures: Peoples, places, identities
Contemporary Australia and its Cultures: Peoples, Places, Identities introduces students to Australian society, politics and its diverse cultures. You will explore the historical forces that have shaped modern Australia. Drawing on experts from within their fields, you will examine Australian Indigenous cultures, the rise of identity politics and how the country’s ongoing anxieties towards Asia have impacted on national identity.
ATS3391 A world of sport: Business, politics and media
This unit examines Australian sport within a global context. It investigates Australian engagement with international sporting organisations and markets, as well as the role of sport in Australian and international society. It interrogates the power of business, industry and the media in Australian and international sport, and how their roles are refashioning the sporting landscape. It also examines the significance of international sport, positing sports as a major economic driver in the age of spectacle.