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COLB11-100: Global Citizenship January 2020 [Standard]

General information

This subject addresses the concept of global citizenship and the contentious debates surrounding social responsibility. Students develop reflective thinking skills to understand how their own actions contribute to situations of global significance and to reflect on the importance of being attentive to cultural difference. The subject aims to provoke independent thought relating to the achievement of a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable life on earth for everyone now and for the future in line with UNESCO’s Global Education 2030 Agenda.


Academic unit:Transformation CoLab
Subject code:COLB11-100
Subject title:Global Citizenship
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • 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.

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Define and discuss key concepts and their connection to culture and globalisation.
  2. Apply relevant theory to critically analyse global issues and their impact on human development.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication strategies in both oral and written contexts.
  4. Conduct research using a variety of sources to draw conclusions across a range of disciplines, including but not limited to history, economics, politics and sociology.
  5. Critically examine appropriate sources to logically support arguments relevant to global citizenship.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Discussion Facilitation Student Lead Discussion 25% Ongoing 1, 3, 4, 5.
Class Participation Class Participation 10% Ongoing 1, 3, 4.
Creative Piece Choose from: Reflection Portfolio; Awareness Campaign; Human Development Analysis 40% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Oral Presentation Presentation of Creative Piece 25% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one's own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Students are introduced to the subject and key topics surrounding global citizenship with an emphasis on human nature and perceptive and cognitive biases.

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Students explore the positive and negative impacts of globalisation on culture and look further into their own cultures to assist them in identifying how their cultural backgrounds affect their points of view on global citizenship topics relating to health, entrepreneurial, legal, and digital transformation.

1, 3.

Students are exposed to the various types of inequality that greatly impact human development including cultural inequality, gender inequality, and economic inequality.

1, 2, 3.

Students are introduced to the theory of the Capabilities Approach, specifically the work of Amartya Sen, the Human Development Index, Martha Nussbaum, and the central capabilities as well as contemporary indices of human development.

1, 2, 3, 5.

Students analyse the current state of International Development in relation to health, entrepreneurial, legal, and digital transformation.

1, 2, 3, 5.

Students will apply effective altruism to volunteering activities including Corporate Social Responsibility as well as the connection between volunteering and health, entrepreneurial, legal, and digital transformation.

1, 2, 3, 5.

Students develop a general understanding of pre-industrial revolution capitalism to analyse the arrival of Genetically Modified Food and the Fast Fashion industry. Students then explore what it means to be an ethical consumer in a globalised world.

1, 3, 4, 5.

Students review the key threats to sustainability before examining ways to reduce and eliminate their own carbon footprints as global citizens through analysis of our planetary boundaries.

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Students explore the responsibility of global citizens to non-human animals including the debates for and against using animals as entertainment and using animals for human survival.

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Students analyse various groups of indigenous people and their cultures from a global perspective. Then, students will participate in a hands-on applied cultural intelligence workshop focusing on Australia's indigenous people and their culture.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Guest lecture

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Approved on: Dec 19, 2019. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Apr 19, 2021.