• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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The aims of this course are:

  • to introduce students to the practice and challenges of research design international relations
  • to familiarize students with methods of investigation, data gathering and analysis
  • to demonstrate research methods through a critical investigation of case studies and relevant literature
  • to encourage students to develop critical analytical and evaluative skills

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and a critical understanding of research design and methods
  2. apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and plan
  3. communicate their critical understanding of research design and methods in a clear and concise way through a series of assignments and participation in seminars

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

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

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature Review;A critical review of therequired readings for any week chosen from weeks 2 to 6. 1000 words maximum. 15%. · (15) [LO null]
  2. Essay;3000 words maximum. 50% · (50) [LO null]
  3. Practicum Paper; Maximum 2000 words 35%. . (35) [LO null]

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One hour lecture and one hour tutorial per week, plus 8-10 hours of independent study

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with INTR 9072

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed readings will be provide via Wattle


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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8285 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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