• 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
    • Dr Matthew Kerby
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Honours in the School of Politics and International Relations requires two elective 6 unit courses, in addition to the core 12 unit course in Research Training. The contents of this elective course change from year to year, with the School inviting different academic experts to contribute their expertise to Honours teaching. 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 theories in politics and international relations
  2. Know relevant academic debates over selected theories in politics and international relations
  3. Apply selected theories to student research projects
  4. Understand debates over norms and values in politics and international relations
  5. Understand newly emerging 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

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of International Relations Honours (HIR), Bachelor of European Studies Honours (HEURO), Bachelor of Latin American Studies (HLAMS), Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours (HMECA), Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Honours (HPPE) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
3689 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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