Major - Global Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1031.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

What does it mean to live in an increasingly globalised world? Global Studies offers students the opportunity to acquire key competencies in cross-cultural communication and global issues to act as socially aware global citizens in international settings. Global Studies addresses issues such as consumer and popular culture, global histories of food and technology, the interconnection of race, identity and transnational migration and intercultural pragmatics. Students have the opportunity to complete a semester of study abroad.

Major Structure

Students must complete the Level 1 unit

101673 The First Globalisation

And seven units from the following pools with no less than three Level 3 units in order to complete the major.

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 1 unit pool

101737 World Politics: An Introduction

Level 2 unit pool

101857 Doing Business in China
101543 India: Global Contexts
100871 International Texts and Contexts
101797 Political Terror

Level 3 unit pool

400087 Applied Critical Methods
101870 Climate Change and Culture
100992 Communication: Power and Practice
100994 Consumer Culture
100858 Culture and Globalisation
101674 Global Histories of Food
101735 Global Politics
101736 Governing the Globe
100961 Humanities Internship
101454 Intercultural Pragmatics
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
101733 Looking at Global Politics Through Film
101732 Media, The Everyday and Uneven Modernities
101666 Race, Identity and Globalisation
101717 The Italian Renaissance Unpacked
101848 Transnationalism and Migration
101831 Transport and the Making of the Modern World
101668 World Cinema
101669 World Literature in Translation
101830 WWII in Asia and the Pacific

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