Theories in International Studies

Subject 102-508 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject will be taught intensively in 2009 on the weekdays between Wednesday 15 July and Tuesday 21 July
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Masters of International Studies
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:


Dr Michelle Duffy


Kate Darian-Smith
Phone: 47232
Subject Overview: This subject will introduce students the most recent theoretical approaches and debates in international studies, the historical context of these concerns, and their regional permutations. These include state-formation, world systems, post-colonialism, gender, identity, and globalisation. The subject has an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary structure.
Assessment: Two 1000 word assignments 25% each (due over the course of the semester) and a 3000 word assignment 50% (due at the end of semester). Students must attend all seminars to be eligible for assessment.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available to purchase from the Bookroom before the start of teaching.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have developed a specialised knowledge in one or more of the themes of the program, including the thematic areas of governance, conflict and citizenship; globalisation: modernity, migration and communication; cultures and regions.
  • have developed skills in interdisciplinary and regionally and thematically based comparative studies, achieve an understanding and application of the latest research findings in each selected specialised area of the program;
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of International Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies

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