AIS304 - International Futures


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

unit available for enrolment from 2024

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



AIS204, AIR200



Incompatible with:


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 - online

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


The unit provides an interdisciplinary approach to international studies and global issues. A new international landscape is emerging in the wake multiple global crises. The shape and texture of the newly emerging international order, as yet unknown, will remain a work in progress for a considerable period. Economics, health, education, tourism, the arts, humanitarianism, international development and international relations, among other areas, are undergoing the greatest changes of the last century. This unit will bring international studies scholarship together with specialist research to rethink international contexts and global issues as we track changes across the planet. The unit will impart conceptual and practical tools for understanding a rapidly changing world, developing specialist knowledge and analysis pertinent to the domains of politics, policy and organisation. Unit readings rely on sources from a range of disciplines in humanities and social sciences – including (but not limited to) history, political sciences, anthropology, (anti-)area studies, and postcolonialism. Emphasising the interconnected nature of these disciplines, the unit explores diverse methodologies and subject matter to offer a fuller understanding of the crises and global contexts of the early 21st-century.

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