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ECS420 - Contemporary Global Issues in Social, Political and Environmental Learning

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Buchanek

Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography together with a Part in another area of study: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology. Students are strongly encouraged to include at least two units of History in their undergraduate degree.Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography OR;Students will be assessed according to the minimum requirements as described in the VIT Specialist Area Guidelines as stated in VIT specialist area guidelines.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1 hour self-directed engagement with Cloud Seminar Resources)

Cloud (online): 3 hours self-directed study engaging with Cloud Seminar Resources and Modules)


This unit explores the Humanities disciplines (History, Geography, Economics and Civics and Citizenship) and their connection with interdisciplinary, cross-curricular priorities including Indigenous perspectives, Sustainability and Asian perspectives. Students will explore Humanities concepts such as citizenship, globalisation and sustainability through a range of pedagogies and resources. Students will work together to analyse global phenomena and generate authentic connections to students in secondary Humanities classrooms. This unit encourages students to engage with contemporary media resources to explore global issues and develop learning experiences that will allow their students to engage and understand their relationship with these issues.


Task 1 50% 

Media Analysis Report and Presentation.


10min presentation

1000 word Report

Task 2 50% 

Learning Sequence and Report


2000 words

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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