UNott:Global Citizenship - Global Issues

Subject POLS20028 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Term 3, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Off campus only (eg online, distance education)

All materials will be available online via the University of Nottingham website:

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from September to December through the University of Nottingham available via the Univeristy of Nottingham website.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Global Issues Program and timely enrolment at UN before quota is filled.
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Admission to the Global Issues Program
Non Allowed Subjects: Students cannot take more than one core subject; an enrolment in this subject precludes an enrolment in Globalisation and Social Change- Concepts and Realities, offered by Lund University and Global Citizenship- Global Issues, offered by the University of Nottingham and University of Queensland.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Room 120, Level 1, Old Geology Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia

Phone: +61 3 8344 6104
Subject Overview: The module aims to provide students with a perspective for understanding the historical growth and contemporary problems relating to the notion of citizenship. Specifically citizenship will be related to globalization, the role of the state and issues of justice domestically and internationally. The module also aims to introduce students to a range of theoretical frameworks concerned with these issues.
Objectives: See course objectives.

Two x coursework essays @ 1500 words = 40% + 40%

20% multiple choice examination = 20%

Prescribed Texts: TBA
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

The module will also develop students' ability:

  • to manage a large and disparate body of information;
  • to express themselves clearly, coherently and fluently in writing essays;
  • to work and learn actively with others;
  • to manage and take responsibility for their own learning;
  • to respect the views of others; and,
  • to use IT to word process their assessed essays.
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Notes: This subject is one of four alternative core subjects for the Global Issues Program. This subject is quota restricted and places are allocated as applications are received at the Universityof Nottingham.
Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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