• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hans Envall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
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This course will be occasionally scheduled to offer one-off opportunities to study under visiting experts, or to showcase a new teaching area. Information on the particular topic offered under this course will be outlined in the “Other Information” section, including topic title, the topic convenor, and an indication of workload and indicative assessment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the major issues in, and concepts associated with the special topic area
  2. Evaluate and confidently apply these concepts
  3. Critically evaluate approaches to the study of the special topic area
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills

Other Information


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


Summer Session 2020


Revolutions have played a central role in the making of the modern world. From the revolutions in France, America and Haiti in the late 18th century to those in North Africa and the Middle East in 2011, revolutions have been central to debates about war and peace, justice and order, intervention and sovereignty, and more. This course explores both the theory and practice of revolutions, teasing out their effects and examining the prospects for revolutionary change in the contemporary world. During the course, students will learn how to make informed judgments about the ways in which revolutions have impacted on core features of the international system. Key questions we will discuss include: How much do revolutions change the societies in which they take place – and the wider world? Are revolutions best understood through the perspective of participants on the ground or through the broader symbolic, economic, and political field? And what are the prospects for revolution in the contemporary world?

Indicative Assessment

  1. Please note that this assessment is indicative only. Assessment will differ from topic to topic and will be detailed in the class summary. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

To be advised.

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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Revolutions and World Politics
1603 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A

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