Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A two hour seminar per week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
10 hours per week: total time commitment 120 hours
Admission to MC-IR Master of International Relations or MC-EMA Executive Master of Arts
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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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Professor Alfredo Martinez-Exposito
Professor Trevor Burnard
This subject is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and professionally-oriented introduction to Latin America, as viewed from the perspective of international relations. It gives students an overview of the salient features of Latin American history and culture combined with a practical, expert-delivered summary of current problems and opportunities in Latin America. It examines the responses of Latin American countries to globalisation and their involvement with regional and international institutions. It pays particular attention to the evolving relationship between Latin American countries and America and Europe and looks at countries like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico and their role as major areas of economic growth in the 21 st century. It also introduces students to significant figures within Australia and New Zealand who have diplomatic and business connections to Latin America.
Students who complete this subject will:
A 2000 word briefing analysis 45% (due week 5) and a 3000 word research essay 55% (due in the examination period).
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. After two weeks, no late assessment will be accepted. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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Subject readings will be available on-line.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
100 Point Master of International Relations |
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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