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Unit Overview


Successful applicants for specific overseas McCusker Centre for Citizenship programs can enrol in this unit. It involves a student exchange to a centre focused on citizenship at an overseas university or institution. It focuses on bringing a global dimension to the McCusker Centre for Citizenship's vision of fostering caring, connected and socially engaged citizens who actively contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. Opportunities available at partner institutions vary, but may involve:

  • undertaking an internship arranged by the host centre
  • undertaking coursework offered by the host centre
  • contributing to or developing a global citizenship curriculum
  • participating in projects or activities of the host centre
6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodIndiaFace to face
Semester 2New YorkFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) evaluate how the concept of citizenship can be globalised; (2) demonstrate an understanding of global citizenship education; and (3) demonstrate an understanding of a different culture's practices of citizenship.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) news or blog article; (2) presentation on an aspect of global citizenship education; and (3) evaluation by host centre supervisor. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Catherine Martin
Unit rules
Successful application through the McCusker Centre
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Travel, visa and subsistence costs (estimated cost - $2000).
Contact hours
Minimum 150 hours of activities
Please visit the McCusker Centre for Citizenship website at
for details on application processes and deadlines for overseas opportunities.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.