2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Global Sustainable Development Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

With 2.4 billion people on the planet living on less than US $2 a day, poverty and inequality are two of the biggest challenges of our time. Equally, environmental change is a major concern that will impact human activity for the foreseeable future.

Students undertaking this major will acquire knowledge of the key theories, approaches and practices for promoting human development in the post-World War II period. They will study the ethical debates about key global challenges and explore the interaction between human and environmental security. In elective subjects, students can specialise in environmental issues from a range of different disciplinary perspectives or they can focus on issues of development from an economic perspective.

Subjects Required for Major Study

Students will be required to complete at least 48 credit points including:

  • 24 credit points of core subjects;
  • At least 24 credit points of electives from the list below including at least 18 credit points at 300 level. 
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
INTS121 Global Politics and Power 6 Spring
INTS204 Global Aid and Development: Challenges and Prospects 6 Spring
PHIL226 Global Ethics 6 Spring
INTS311 Human Security, Global Capitalism and the Environment 6 Not offered in this year
Plus FOUR from the following including at least three at 300-level:
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 Autumn, Spring
INDS130 Indigenous Knowledge in Global Contexts 6 Spring
INTS200 Model United Nations 6 Autumn
INDS207 Critical Themes in Indigenous Studies 6 Autumn
ECON208 Gender, Work and the Family 6 Spring
PHIL256 Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics 6 Spring
HIST284 Exploration and Empire 6 Not offered in this year
INDS302 Indigenous Thinkers: Global Perspectives 6 Not offered in this year
ECON303 Economic Development Issues 6 Autumn
POL 309 Global Political Economy 6 Not offered in this year
POL 326 Global Inequality 6 Not offered in this year
STS 302 Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures 6 Not offered in this year
SOC 329 Social Transformation 6 Not offered in this year
SOC 356 Cultures in Dispossession 6 Not offered in this year
INTS349 Special Topics in Global Sustainable Development 6 Not offered in this year
HIST359 Imperial Connections: Britain's Empire 6 Not offered in this year

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder.  Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:

UOW Course Finder.
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 1 May, 2017