English and Globalisation

Subject EDUC90079 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject examines the role of English as an agent of globalisation. Topics include theories, conceptions and metaphors of globalisation, the economics and politics of globalisation, English as a hegemonic influence globally, English and the international media, globalism and identity, and global culture and global communities are they illusory?
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • understand the major debates around globalisation;
  • be aware of how English is implicated in the processes of globalisation;
  • understand the role of international media in globalisation; and
  • critically evaluate the implications of particular uses of language in a global context.
Assessment: Essay 1: 1,500 words (40 per cent) due week 7

Essay 2: 2,500 words (60 per cent) due week 14
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of English as an International Language

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