University of Technology Sydney

52674 Global Economies

Requisite(s): 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10049 Social and Political Sciences Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09476 48cp Social and Political Sciences Major
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54052 Economy, Society and Globalism


Global markets, corporations, and institutions structure the world and shape our everyday lives. A critical understanding of how internationally connected economies work is essential to engage with social and political issues that arise in various industries and policy environments. Students use concepts and case studies to understand economic activity, without any need for a background in economics or mathematics. The subject examines government policy making, corporate power, labour rights, poverty and wealth, resource depletion, and other topics. Students research a world-spanning supply chain of an everyday commodity (such as coffee, fast fashion, bottled water, or coal), exploring the varied international and national contexts impacting on production and distribution. Students develop introductory skills in data analysis by taking part in online data labs, through which they identify high-quality data sources and question the extent to which statistical claims can be trusted.

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Autumn session, City campus,
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