12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
The unit is the core, compulsory unit for the Master of International Relations (MIR). With an emphasis on discussion of the core theories that have dominated debates in International Relations through the 20th and early 21st centuries, this unit will also take a critical approach to the discipline of IR, using a range of debates and specific case studies. From the so-called 'great debate' between realism and liberalism in the early 20th century, this unit will explore the emergence of critical approaches to security and power during the Cold War and the influence of new approaches understanding the importance of gender, narratives, and norms.
Upon completion of this unit, students will have:
- An ability to critically engage in key debates framing global politics and international relations
- An ability to work in and adapt to a variety of different cultural and professional environments
- An ability to display intricate knowledge of a variety of value and ethical systems, and conduct themselves professionally in all working environments
- An ability to be innovators in their chosen field
- An ability to apply the highest standard of analytical and critical skills
- An ability to design and manage large and focused research projects
- An ability to communicate succinctly, directly, and highly effectively
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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