- Code INTR8070
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Ellen Ravndal
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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What are international (intergovernmental) organisations? Why have states established them and what roles do they play in international relations? This course examines theoretical debates concerning international organisations, both as forums for inter-state cooperation states and as actors in their own right. The course includes discussion of both traditional and critical approaches to the study of international organisations, and applies these approaches to examples of organisations working in different issue areas (e.g. security, trade, environment, human rights) and in the Asia-Pacific region.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the major traditional and critical theories of International Relations on international organisations
2) Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the historical development of international organisation and their current operations in different issue areas
3) Analyse contemporary debates on the role and effect of international organisations as forums for inter-state cooperation and as actors in international relations
4) Conduct a student research project and make clear and concise arguments in written assignments and oral class participation
Indicative Assessment1. Course participation (10%) - LO 1-4
2. Critical Reading Note 1 (20%) - LO 1-3
3. Critical Reading Note 2 (20%) - LO 1-3
4. Essay Plan (10%) - LO 1-3
5. Research Essay (40%) - LO1-4
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WorkloadOne 2-hour seminar per week (over 12 weeks) with the expectation of a further 8 hours per week of independent study.
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