AGC309 - Global Challenges and Collaborative Action

Unit details

Year:2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2024:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:TBA

Students must have completed ACG209 or have unit chair approval



Incompatible with:


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     


Put your knowledge and skills as an arts and humanities student into action and work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to resolve real world global challenges. Learn from people working on global problems in real-world situations and contexts. Analyse a range of viable strategies, and partner with external stakeholder, to collaborate and create potential solutions with local and global impact. Pitch and plan a change project that will make your mark on the world.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Work collaboratively, across disciplines, to respond to an identified real world global challenge

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship


Draw upon disciplinary knowledge and skills to research issue and critically analyse strategies.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Develop a range of local and global creative solutions to the real-world global challenge.

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship


Pitch and defend the problem analysis and solutions generated

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Digital Literacy


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Project start up (individual and group) 1000 words 25% End of week 3
Assessment 2 – Project document. Issue and critically analyse strategies. Propose viable solutions (individual and group) 2000 words 50% End of week 8
Assessment 3 – Project Pitch (group) 1000 words or equivalent 25% End of 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.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.