• 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 Luke Glanville
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    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

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.

Indicative Assessment

2 x critical reading (1,000 words each)

1 x opinion piece - (1, 000 words)

Essay - 2,500 words

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

Ten hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and eight for reading and writing. Please note, this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3697 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
2391 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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