University of Technology Sydney

976001 Foundations in International Studies

8cp; week 1: 1 x 1hr (introductory lecture), Week 2 onwards: 1.5 hpw tutorial; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject provides students with an introduction to international studies that locates students' particular place and identities in relation to contemporary local, national and international issues, positions and perspectives. The subject has a strong focus on transcultural and national comparisons. Key concepts covered include Indigenous knowledges, identities and worldviews, transculturation, migration, empires, and nation-states, alongside case study discussions of religion, languages, food, music, sport, and the environment. The subject guides students towards an ethical and self-reflective awareness of how the international starts here, where we are now, while building students' critical thinking capacities, and their academic research, presentation, and writing skills.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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