Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: a 2-hour seminar per week. If enrolments exceed 30, the 2nd hour of the seminar may be split into 2 or 3 small classes. |
Total Time Commitment: 10
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate/ Diploma in Arts (Political Science) or (International Politics), or Fourth-year Honours in Political Science or International Studies, or the Master of International Politics, or the Master of International Relations.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Politics and Internaitonal Politics at Undergraduate level|
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Derek Mcdougall
Assoc. Prof. Derek McDougall
This subject provides students with an opportunity to think about some of the major issues in contemporary international politics. An underlying theme is the extent to which contemporary international politics can be seen in terms of the emergence of a new pattern of order or not. This theme is approached through an examination of state-based and cosmopolitan approaches in contemporary international politics, with reference to issues such as the role of the US and the major powers, the role of Islam, the UN and regional organisations, international justice and democracy, and global inequality. International disorder is approached through a study of issues such as the role of nuclear weapons, Third World conflicts and terrorism. Students who complete this subject should have an understanding of a range of issues or themes in contemporary international politics. have written an in-depth analysis of at least one of those themes or issues. and be able to reflect more broadly on the range of themes and issues which have been raised.
|Assessment:||A written essay of 3500 words (70%) due late in semester, and a critical review of 1500 words (30%) due during the examination period.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of International Politics |
Master of International Relations
Master of International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies
International Politics |
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