In the Globalisation and Multiple Modernities unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology, you will explore how globalisation and multiple modernities are interconnected. You will discover the difference between modernisation and westernisation and examine the lasting influence of diverse civilisational legacies on contemporary societies.
Furthermore, you will explore multiple dimensions of globalisation and be introduced to key concepts in this area. You will learn to apply this knowledge to societies including those of the West, China, Japan, India, Islam and the Americas. Discussion is focused on debates around religion and gender.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concept of ‘multiple modernities’ and apply it to contemporary societies. You will also be able to prepare and deliver an oral presentation that demonstrates an understanding of the impact of non-Western traditions on contemporary, non-Western societies.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because they are considered academically equivalent:
Globalisation and Multiple Modernities
You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:
Race, Ethnicity and Migration
You must also have completed 6 additional units to enrol in this unit.
Areas of study
In this Globalisation and Multiple Modernities unit, the topics you will study include:
Case studies of modernity, eg. Japanese, Chinese, Western modernity
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit in Globalisation and Multiple Modernities will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of globalisation and modernity issues, which are relevant and important in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting globalisation and modernity you will be well prepared to work in many areas of government and many international organisations.
In addition, this unit may prepare you for third sector work with bodies that assist or challenge the work of government or international organisations in relation to globalisation and modernity issues. Furthermore, this unit will also be an excellent foundation for a career in academic research or even in a commercial environment.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Globalisation and Multiple Modernities from Swinburne University of Technology.
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