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AIR236 - Controversies in Global Capitalism

Offering information:

Enrolment quotas apply to the Trimester 3 offering of this unit.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Totman Marshall
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: AIR336
Contact hours: This unit is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face-to-face teaching
Note:

Quota applies to this unit.  Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit examines the contemporary controversies of global capitalism. It begins by examining the history and the changing structures of the world economy. This unit examines the politics and ethics of global capitalism by considering the debates regarding the crises of global finance, the impact of transnational corporations, the nature of poverty and inequality, the environmental consequences of free trade, and the impact of global capitalism on democracy.

Assessment

Unit Tests 20%,

Research Essay 2000 words 50%, and

Online Participation and exercises 30%.

Unit Fee Information

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