The impact of globalisation throughout the world is uneven and the costs and benefits of globalisation can be associated with governance. Students will consider a range of questions including: what is understood by the term "globalisation"; how did globalisation arise; to what degree will globalisation continue to encroach upon the community; what major issues is humankind facing as a result of globalisation; how might these issues be successfully dealt with?
This unit will prepare students to "think globally", by providing them with examples and case studies which will foster a critical understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which are re-shaping the lives of peoples and nations world-wide. The unit may include discussion in areas such as the environment and resources, international trade, transnational terrorism and security, international development, health, human rights and social justice, and global communications.
|1.||Discuss opposing definitions and theories of globalisation;|
|2.||Explain the social, cultural, political and economic effects of globalisation and its impact on society at a local and global level;|
|3.||Outline the costs and benefits of globalisation on the environment, global resources and the way it directly affects people's lives around the world;|
|4.||Examine the governance and management of problems that arise due to globalisation; and|
|5.||Apply a range of learning strategies in a tertiary learning environment.|
|Journal||Three entries in a personal reflective journal examining perspectives and causes of globalisation (450 words)||25%|
|Review||Media Analysis - utilise reading strategies on two articles and/or pictorials on area of interest||25%|
|Portfolio||Evaluate a selection of artifacts using multimedia and online capabilities on the effects of globalisation||20%|
|Essay||Investigate a topic and develop a well-constructed and referenced essay||30%|
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