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COLB13-200: Global Challenges 2


Global Challenges 2 provides students with an opportunity to further explore the complexities and potential solutions identified within Global Challenges 1. This innovative subject is the second stage in a series of two subjects that encompasses a group-based project, allowing students to integrate their theoretical understanding and practical experience to design and develop the methodology to solve their wicked problem.  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.

Students will work in an experiential and collaborative learning environment as they further extend upon their initial project group-based project. If a problem is wicked, investigating the complexities within a dynamic social context potentially encourages activities such as exploration and integration of multiple perspectives. Global Challenges 2 offers a unique transdisciplinary-led approach where Educators from various faculties integrate offering discipline-specific approaches.

Subject details

Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communication and Creative Media
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $10,520
  • Commencing in 2023: $10,800

Learning outcomes

1. Implement a range of strategies and processes to define and propose solutions for complex problems and scenarios. 2. Work collaboratively with others from a range of disciplines to achieve a common goal. 3. Research and evaluate relevant theories and concepts pertaining to sustainable futures as the basis of defining a wicked problem. 4. Communicate effectively using both written and oral formats within a diverse range of contexts. 5. Design and develop an appropriate methodology to solve a complex problem.

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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 outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022