AGC209 - Global Challenges and Innovation Strategies


2024 unit information

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

Students must complete one level 1 unit

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     


What can be done to address global challenges? How can we imagine strategies for change or innovation in the face of wicked problems that are planetary in their dimensions? As an arts and humanities student, you will apply your skills to analyse some of these challenges at the global scale—starting with the large, complex systems that create them. Explore various approaches to changing these systems. Consider how diverse stakeholders are already working within them in different ways to address problems from their own perspectives. In this unit you will learn from researchers, community members, industry, and other stakeholders working on these challenges. You will practice critical analysis and systems thinking. And you will imagine a collaborative action plan for changing the world. At the end of this unit students will have a deeper understanding of global systems, crisis, and of the role that Bachelor of Arts students and graduates can play in addressing the complex, multi-stakeholder challenges of today.