Courses & Units

Working in a Globalised World HGA396



Teaching Dates 2020: TBA


This unit will enable students to reflect on, and address the forces of globalisation in their life, work and community. Global flows of knowledge, products, services, workers, investments, tourists and refugees have transformed local identities, ways of life, values and perspectives. This innovative, multi-disciplinary unit will demonstrate how and why globalisation has succeeded and been welcomed, and/or been resisted and even reversed. The unit will weave together three areas. The first is on globalisation theories and how global forces are shaping modern societies. The second evaluates various anti-globalisation movements, and explore the discontents of globalisation. The third addresses cross-border issues in more practical terms, such as managing cross-cultural communication, addressing challenges in doing international business, applying universal moral and ethical values, grasping the impact of global politics in local communities, and understanding the “competitiveness” of nations.


Unit name Working in a Globalised World
Unit code HGA396
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Teaching staff

Prof. Can Seng Ooi

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 19/10/2020 4/11/2020 26/11/2020 3/1/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090301

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25cp at introductory level in any discipline.


Teaching Pattern

Daily workshops that include lectures, small group discussions and tutorials.


Pre-start assessment (10%): multiple choice questions.
End of course assessment (30%): multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
Take home final assignment (60%): Take-home exam.

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