Special Topics B International Relations

Subject POLS90046 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 contact hours: This subject will be delivered intensively from 9:00am - 5:00pm, with seminars over 3 consecutive days in September.
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

India and the World

This subject seeks to describe, understand and analyse contemporary India's foreign policy. The subject will map the historical roots of India's foreign policy, as well as seek to understand the main intellectual and policy debates regarding India's engagement with the outside world since its independence in 1947.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • be able to demonstrate a specialist understanding of the subject being studied; and
  • show a good capacity to communicate research in written form; and
  • have developed the analytical skills to evaluate the core issue of the subject; and
  • have an awareness of the contemporary theoretical debates in the subject; and
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake critical independent research.
  • A 1,000 word essay (20%), due 2 weeks after the intensive teaching period
  • A 4,000 word research essay (80%) due during the examination period

Hurdle requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, Lecture/Seminar attendance is compulsory for all classes. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Reading materials will be available either online through the LMS.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Student who successfully complete this subject should:

  • develop effective oral and written communication skills; and
  • display aptitude for theoretical analysis; and
  • ability to apply research skills to a specific area of inquiry.
Links to further information: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 Point Master of International Relations
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Politics and International Studies

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