AGC109 - Global Challenges and Personal Agency

Year: 2023 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week     

Content

Around the world, people and communities are confronted with large and complex problems of global scale or origin. How can we respond to challenges like climate change, the erosion of democracy, increasing inequality, or contested identities? This unit introduces you to the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in an increasingly complex world. Take the future into your own hands and build your agency in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Explore the key features of a global challenge. Investigate several of the most difficult challenges that confront us today. Discover approaches to addressing the big problems humanity faces. By the end of this unit, students will understand some of the world's biggest problems, and be better positioned to respond to these problems in their everyday lives, by identifying and proposing ways to activate their local communities.