AGC109 - Global Challenges and Personal Agency


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


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—starting with yourself and your local context. Take the future into your own hands and build your agency in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Investigate several of the most difficult challenges that confront us today. Discover approaches to addressing global challenges that bring together big ideas with lived experiences in community contexts. 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.