The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Globalisation is now a pervasive phenomenon in everyone's lives. This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the phenomenon of globalisation. It looks at theories of globalisation and political responses to globalisation. In particular, it considers the way globalisation has impacted on national states, and how states have combined at an international level to counter these effects.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2019.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply core analytical and critical thinking skills in written communication including the capacity to critically evaluate competing information from academic sources;

2. Identify key contemporary theoretical perspectives on globalisation;

3. Critically analyse contemporary political problems in terms of their relationship with broader international and global processes;

4. Identify and analyse contemporary political events in a coherent global context;

5. Develop an enhanced understanding of the interrelationship between politics and market processes;

6. Identify and summarize key information within academic sources;

7. Identify, define and describe ideas in political science and employ these within verbal communication.


The topics in this course include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The origins of globalisation
  2. The impact of globalisation on national economies
  3. The role of the state in an era of globalisation
  4. The impact of globalisation on work and welfare
  5. Global political responses to globalisation
  6. Economic regionalism as a response to globalisation.


This course has similarities to POLI3140. If you have successfully completed POLI3140 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Research Summary and Oral Exercises

Written Assignment: Minor Essay

Essay: Major Essay

Formal Examination: Final Exam