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No matter your industry, in today’s interconnected world it pays to have a global perspective. This online unit of study provides just that, as it gives you everything from the changing definition of what makes up a nation right through to an understanding of the contemporary Occupy movement.
The unit, delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, covers topics as broad as the Cold War right through to security issues of the modern world.
By studying this unit you will be taught about international relations and also the international institutions through which power and politics flow. The unit takes a broad view, but focuses in on some major areas of interest including the issue of poverty, climate change and environmental security and the rise of China in the 21st century.
You will also learn to analyse power relations and the political economy and put social movements within their global and historical contexts, including contemporary concerns such as those addressed by the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement. Such skills are key for anyone studying security or journalism-related disciplines, or anyone majoring in politics or international relations.
Applicants with no prior university experience must complete one of the following units:
In this Introduction to Global Politics unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of an approved elective in the following courses:
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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A deep knowledge of global politics will influence your decision-making and give you a broader view of your place in the world. This knowledge is applicable across all kinds of industries, but is particularly important for anyone specialising in security, politics, international relations or journalism.
Completion of this unit will ensure you:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.