AIR200 - Global Capitalism and Power
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online|
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: Steven Slaughter|
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This unit considers how the field of global political economy helps comprehend the crises and problems facing the contemporary operation of global capitalism. It considers the key agents, structures and institutions which shape global capitalism. The unit critically examines key political and ethical problems such as global financial crises, global poverty, corporate power, climate change and unaccountable global governance.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Demonstrate an understanding of the scholarship and theories of global political economy and the primary political structures and global capitalism
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Exhibit an ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively by verbally debating the key problems facing the operation of global capitalism
Critically assess arguments from a number of sources in order to make an evaluation of problems with respect to global capitalism
GLO4: Critical thinking
Consider the nature of personal relationship with the structures and problems of capitalism and the efforts to promote global justice in this context
GLO8: Global citizenship
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Seminar Exercises||1600 words |
|40%||Ongoing to |
|Assessment 2 - Essay||2000 words |
|50%||Weeks 6 to 11|
|Assessment 3 - Presentation||400 words |
|10%||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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIR200
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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