Politics of the Global Economy

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University delves into the complex network of issues associated with the global political economy. By studying this unit you will discuss the links between social and economic issues on a global scale, and familiarise yourself with specific scenarios such as the global financial crisis.

The topics covered during this Politics of the Global Economy unit vary widely, from consideration of energy resources, metals and agricultural products, to immigration patterns and the use of foreign aid. The breadth of topics covered ensures that you walk away from this unit with a deep understanding of global political issues.

Online discussion will play a significant role in this unit, both in terms of learning, and in terms of assessment. You will also develop your written communication skills by producing an essay and a report.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • There are no prerequisites for this unit

Areas of study

In this Politics of the Global Economy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Poverty
  • Foreign aid
  • Immigration
  • Trade and development
  • The global financial crisis
  • Global environmental issues
  • Powering the world: energy resources
  • All that glitters: precious and base metals
  • Feeding and clothing the world: ‘soft’ commodities

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. 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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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit you will develop your ability to think in a critical and analytical manner. By discussing and debating current global issues you will familiarise yourself with the global political economy and understand pertinent events such as the global financial crisis. Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be capable of producing high quality written communications.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Politics and the Global Economy from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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