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COLB12-200: Global Challenges 1


Global Challenges 1 provides students with an opportunity to effectively identify a complex problem that will form the basis of a major project. This innovative subject is the first stage of a series of two subjects that encompasses a group-based project, culminating in a suggested solution to solve a wicked based problem. Global Challenges 1 offers a unique transdisciplinary-led approach where Educators from various faculties integrate offering discipline-specific approaches. Wicked problems are highly complex and difficult to define with the solution to such problems often evolving into unintended consequences that require resolution of a new problem. Global Challenges 1 provides students with an opportunity to investigate such problems whilst integrating their theoretical understanding and practical experience.

Students will work in an experiential and collaborative learning environment as they develop the skills and knowledge to identify and conceptualise a wicked problem. If a problem is wicked, investigating the complexities within a dynamic social context potentially encourages activities such as exploration and integration of multiple perspectives. 

Subject details

Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communication and Creative Media
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in May 2021: $10,520

Learning outcomes

1. Effectively communicate ideas and arguments regarding sustainable futures within diverse settings and to multiple audiences.
2. Work collaboratievly and cooperatively with others to effect positive outcomes.
3. Use critical self-reflection and the feedback of others to identify and act on opportunities for learning.
4. Draw upon theoretical and conceptual constructs and ideas relevant to sustainable futures.
5. Identify and critically analyse a complex problem, including the potential roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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Subject dates

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