UNott:Global Citizenship - Global Issues

Subject POLS20028 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jan-2016 to 17-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 15-Jul-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 23-Feb-2016
Census Date 04-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-May-2016


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from January to June through the University of Nottingham, UK. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


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Subject Overview:

This module aims to provide students with a perspective for understanding the historical growth and contemporary problems relating to the notion of citizenship. Specifically citizenship is 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.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Knowledge and understanding. By the end of the module, in their assessed work, students should be able to:

  • Explain and interpret some of the key issues in relation to the practical application and theory of citizenship;
  • Be able to evaluate some of the contrasting notions of justice in relation to citizenship i.e. substantive justice and cosmopolitan justice.

b) Intellectual skills. By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Think critically and imaginatively about the subject matter;
  • Identify and address key problems relevant to it;
  • Interpret sources upon it and be aware of differing perspectives on the subject matter;
  • Construct coherent and independent arguments of their own.

c) Professional and practical skills The module will develop students’ ability to:

  • Select, sift and synthesize information from a range of sources;
  • Identify and compare key ideas and arguments.

Multiple choice exam 20%, 1 x 1500 word written research essay 80%

Prescribed Texts:

A list of texts and readings will be provided at the start of the course.

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.
  • express themselves clearly, coherently and fluently in writing essays.
  • work and learn actively with others.
  • manage and take responsibility for their own learning.
  • respect the views of others. and,
  • use IT to word process their assessed essays.
Links to further information:

Transcripts are sent from the international partner university approximately six weeks after the completion date of the course, therefore students are advised not to take this subject in the final semester of their undergraduate program if they wish to graduate in the December ceremonies.

Due to the varied grading schemes used by partners teaching into the U21 Diploma in Global Issues grades will be scaled according to the University of Melbourne standards using the grading scale online at

Please note this subject has non-standard teaching and census dates.

Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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