Globalisation and Sustainable Development - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Critical Analysis - Critical reading (25%) , Online Discussion - Online participation (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,317.00
International 2,567.00

A critical examination of the concept of globalisation from economic, socio-cultural, political and environmental perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to local implications of global change; local and national responses in the fields of economic, social and environmental policy; community responses to globalisation; and implications of globalisation for social and environmental sustainability at the local scale.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. discuss and appraise the concepts of globalisation and sustainable development
  2. critically assess competing perspectives on how questions of globalisation and sustainability affect real life communities around the world
  3. demonstrate experience-based knowledge of how issues of globalisation and sustainability play out in your own local contexts
  4. integrate broad intellectual debates with everyday situations and examples
  5. demonstrate the ability to undertake desk based research and communicate clearly, in written and oral formats, on issues related to globalisation and sustainable development.
  • Critical Analysis — Critical reading (25%)
  • Online Discussion — Online participation (20%)
  • Research Essay — Research essay (40%)
  • Review — Literature review (15%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1MODULE 1: Critical perspectives on globalisation and sustainable development - Critical perspectives: globalisation - Critical
2- Introduction
3- Critical perspectives: globalisation
4- Critical perspectives: sustainable development
5- Critical perspectives: actors
6MODULE 2: Rethinking globalisation and sustainable development
7- Rethinking: economy
8- Rethinking: environment
9- Rethinking: ourselves
10MODULE 3: Action on globalisation and sustainable development
11- Economic action
12- Environmental action
13- Activism and resistance
14Summary and reflections

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Interactive Games
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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