Globalisation, Society & Place

Prerequisites: none

Semester 1

Society, people and place

In this subject, we focus on geographies of society, people and place.

We look at the structure of Australian society, examining issues related to the changing demographic and socio-economic status of populations, and the way in which space and social structures in society interact to shape the quality of life and a sense of place for Australian people. You will be introduced to a range of debates and social policies related to current issues such as an ageing population, population size, internal migration, immigration, and a declining workforce base. You will also be introduced to the theoretical foundations of regional community and community development.

Duration: weekly

  • 1 hour tutorial on campus
  • 2 hour lecture (available online)

Semester 2

Globalisation and development

Globalisation is a process by which distant regions are increasingly linked, shaping our lives and impacting on the fate of nations.

In this subject you will explore world history by examining the process by which the wealthy countries expanded into, and influenced the rest of the world. We often think of globalisation primarily in terms of industry, trade and technology, but in this subject we will take a broader view, which includes the current problems of world poverty and conflict, environmental degradation and racism. Case histories from Latin America, Africa and Asia will be examined.

Duration: weekly

  • 1 hour tutorial on campus
  • 2 hour lecture (available online)