• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, International Affairs, Politics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof John Uhr
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Honours in the School of Politics and International Relations requires two elective 6 unit courses, in addition to the 12 unit core course in Research Training. The contents of this elective course change from year to year, with the School inviting different academic experts to contribute a course based on their expertise. The common feature each year is an advanced seminar with expert researchers as instructors. The course instructs students in advanced research skills required by Honours students. Student numbers are kept small to maximise the impact and benefits for students.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand selected concepts in politics and international relations
  2. Know relevant academic debates over selected concepts in politics and international relations
  3. Apply selected concepts to student research projects
  4. Understand debates over norms and values in politics and international relations
  5. Understand selected research strategies in politics and international relations

Indicative Assessment

Two Minor research papers: 1000 words each for a total of 2000 words 20% each for a total of 40% (LO 1, 2)

Major research paper: 3000 words 50% (LO 3, 5)

Class participation: 10% (LO 4)

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HARTS2), Bachelor of International Relations (Honours) (HIR), Bachelor of European Studies (Honours) (HEURO), Bachelor of Latin American Studies (Honours) (HLAMS), Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) (HPPE), or completed 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

Prescribed Texts

Honours Convenor each year approve prescribed texts



Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


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 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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
3449 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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