ASS204 - Globalisation, Crisis, and the City


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

2021 - Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period 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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit explores the joint processes of globalisation, urbanisation, and the ways in which they move ideas, goods, peoples, and money around the world. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than outside of them. Cities around the world swell and transform. New ones spring up virtually overnight. Meanwhile, these transformations reflect a sea shift in global economies with parallel implications for people in far-flung corners of the world. Our everyday lives and urban spaces are transformed by this shared global landscape. This unit will therefore ask: How does global movement remake our cities? What sorts of cities are needed to maintain the global economy? Who becomes empowered or vulnerable there? What makes a global crisis? And how to people endure, rebuild, and reinvent the city? In the process, students will conduct their own experiential research in their own urban environments.

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