International Politics: Special Topics

Subject 166-535 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the MIP One-Year Program
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Ralph Pettman
Subject Overview:

This subject involves a study of an approved topic in international or comparative politics. Details of programs being offered will be available in the Department. Students who complete this subject should demonstrate a specialist understanding of the subject being studied; where appropriate, have contributed effectively to the work of the seminar being attended; show a capacity for an advanced level of anlaysis in relation to the issues being studied; and show an awareness of the latest research directions in the particular subject.

Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words 100%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to demonstrate competence in critical, creative and theoretical thinking through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgments and arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the academic protocols of research and presentation.
Related Course(s): Master of International Politics

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