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Campus offering

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120 cp of study

IMPORTANT: This unit is subject to a strict application and approvals process.  

Teaching organisation

Students will spend a semester abroad. Teaching and learning strategies will vary according to the country chosen and the option selected.

Unit rationale, description and aim

The contemporary workforce requires culturally competent graduates able to apply knowledge and skills derived from learning experiences that develop a deeper knowledge of the world and a heightened awareness of different peoples and cultures.

GLST301 requires students to enhance the study undertaken in their Global Studies degree via either study at one of ACU's international partner universities or international unit approved by the National School of Arts (ACU). The aim of these unit a deeper knowledge of the world inside and outside Australia and make Global Studies graduates more employable in the global market place. In exceptional circumstances students may be allowed to undertake this unit in Australia internationally focussed coursework.

Learning outcomes

To successfully complete this unit you will be able to demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes (LO) detailed in the below table.

Each outcome is informed by a number of graduate capabilities (GC) to ensure your work in this, and every unit, is part of a larger goal of graduating from ACU with the attributes of insight, empathy, imagination and impact.

Explore the graduate capabilities.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

LO1 - Describe theoretical and technical knowledge connected to the chosen unit of study (GA1-10) 

LO2 - Analyse, evaluate and transmit information arising from the chosen unit of study (GA1-10) 

LO3 - Apply knowledge and skills related to the chosen unit of study (GA1-10) 

Graduate attributes

GA1 - demonstrate respect for the dignity of each individual and for human diversity

GA2 - recognise their responsibility to the common good, the environment and society 

GA3 - apply ethical perspectives in informed decision making

GA4 - think critically and reflectively 

GA5 - demonstrate values, knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to the discipline and/or profession 

GA6 - solve problems in a variety of settings taking local and international perspectives into account

GA7 - work both autonomously and collaboratively 

GA8 - locate, organise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information 

GA9 - demonstrate effective communication in oral and written English language and visual media 

GA10 - utilise information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively.


This depends on the student’s choice of study option. 

Learning and teaching strategy and rationale

Students will study the unit at an international partner university or in an international unit approved by the National School of Arts. Teaching and learning strategies will vary according to the country chosen and the option selected. 

In exceptional circumstances students may be allowed to undertake this experience in Australia via internationally-focussed coursework. These exceptions operate as per section 5.6 of the Academic Regulations.  

Assessment strategy and rationale

Assessment procedures for students undertaking formal study programs will vary according to the requirements of the chosen unit.  

Overview of assessments

Brief Description of Kind and Purpose of Assessment TasksWeightingLearning OutcomesGraduate Attributes

Assessment Task 1 

Academic Assignments (per specification of the approved unit) 


LO1, LO2, LO3 


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