• Code INTR8065
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
    Transitional
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Feng Zhang
    • Dr Luke Glanville
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

The Writing International Relations course is an introduction to graduate writing skills focused on the discipline of International Relations. It seeks to develop such skills as how to read for argument, how to construct an argument, forms of reasoning and evidence, structuring an essay, how to conduct advanced research, and critical thinking. It does so through a careful analysis of selected International Relations texts and debates, and through the interactive development of graduated written assignments

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • A basic understanding of the nature of the discipline of political science and international relations and where it fits in relation to other social sciences
  • The acquisition of the necessary skills for advanced academic writing in international relations at graduate level
  • An understanding of critical thinking, forms of reasoning and debate
  • An appreciation of advanced research methods in international relations
  • An understanding of a major current international relations debate

Indicative Assessment

6 unit

Annotated bibliography assignment (1,000 words) 10%

2 short reports (1,500 words each) 50%

Essay   2,000 words (40%)

 

12 unit

Annotated bibliography assignment (1,000 words) 10%

3 short reports (1,000 words each) 30%

Short essay       2,000 words (20%)

Long Essay       4,000 words (40%)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

The course requires two contact hours each week and from six to ten hours a week outside the contact hours.

  •  10,000 words of assessable written tasks for 12- unit option
  • 5,000 words of assessable tasks for 6-unit option

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $321 per unit
2004 $321 per unit
2005 $365 per unit
2006 $365 per unit
2007 $420 per unit
2008 $432 per unit
2009 $445 per unit
2010 $453 per unit
2011 $463 per unit
2012 $468 per unit
2013 $468 per unit
2014 $468 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $618 per unit
2004 $618 per unit
2005 $618 per unit
2006 $636 per unit
2007 $636 per unit
2008 $636 per unit
2009 $636 per unit
2010 $657 per unit
2011 $657 per unit
2012 $657 per unit
2013 $657 per unit
2014 $657 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Writing IR 6 units
3916 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A
Writing IR 12 units
4059 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Writing IR 6 units
8044 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A
Writing IR 12 units
8045 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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