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AZA1325: International studies 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Mr Laurence Caromba

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prohibitions

ATS1325

Notes

The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).

Synopsis

This unit is designed to give you the historical background and conceptual tools to understand the contemporary world we live in. It traces the key political, economic, and social developments since 1945 that have brought us to where we are today. Special attention will be paid to how some of these developments impacted the continent of Africa.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of modern world history;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of post-war political, economic and social developments on Africa;
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge of current affairs and debates about the future;
  4. Demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills, particularly in relation to the analysis and explanation of ideas and the development of argument;
  5. Successfully undertake a variety of research and writing tasks.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Victoria Graham

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies – South Africa

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