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AIR236 - Controversies in Global Capitalism

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

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

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1:  Cloud (online)

Trimester 3:  Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Snyder




Incompatible with: AIR336
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


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.


Unit Tests 20%,

Research Essay 2000 words 50%, and

Online Participation and exercises 30%.

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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