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976001 Foundations in International Studies

8cp; 2 or 3hpw (in most weeks there are lectures as well as tutorials; some weeks instead of lectures there are materials for students to read and / or view independently before the tutorials); an attendance roll is kept in each tutorial class; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject provides students with an introduction to international studies that locates students' particular place and identities in relation to contemporary local, national and international issues, positions and perspectives. The subject has a strong focus on transcultural and national comparisons. Key concepts covered include Indigenous knowledges, transculturation, migration, languages, empires, and nation-states, alongside case study discussions of religion, food, music, sport, and the environment. The subject guides students towards an ethical and self-reflective awareness of how the international starts here, where we are now, while building students' critical thinking capacities, and their academic research, presentation, and writing skills.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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