AGC109 - Global Challenges and Personal Agency
|Year:||2023 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online|
Trimester 2: Online
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: To be advised|
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
1 x 1 hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week
Around the world, people and communities are confronted with large and complex problems of global scale or origin. How can we respond to challenges like climate change, the erosion of democracy, increasing inequality, or contested identities? This unit introduces you to the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in an increasingly complex world. Take the future into your own hands and build your agency in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Explore the key features of a global challenge. Investigate several of the most difficult challenges that confront us today. Discover approaches to addressing the big problems humanity faces. By the end of this unit, students will understand some of the world's biggest problems, and be better positioned to respond to these problems in their everyday lives, by identifying and proposing ways to activate their local communities.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Examine the key features of a global challenge and their different dimensions.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO8: Global citizenship
Research and explain how global challenges impact society and local communities.
GLO4: Critical ThinkingGLO8: Global Citizenship
Make use of digital technologies to explain how the impact of global challenges could be mitigated at a local level.
GLO3: Digital LiteracyGLO5: Problem Solving
Identify how knowledge and skills from different disciplines can inform the analysis of global challenges
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Briefing paper||1000 words |
|25%||End of Week 4|
|Assessment 2 – Project proposal||1200 words||30%||End of Week 7|
|Assessment 3 – Grassroots campaign||1800 words||45%||Week 11|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.