• 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 Hans Envall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

Please note that, in addition to the weekly seminars, this course will feature additional workshops.

The Writing International Relations course is an introduction to graduate writing skills focused on the discipline of International Relations. It seeks to develop such skills as how to read for argument, how to construct an argument, forms of reasoning and evidence, structuring an essay, how to conduct advanced research, and critical thinking. It does so through a careful analysis of selected International Relations texts and debates, and through the interactive development of graduated written assignments.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop a basic understanding of the nature of the discipline of political science and international relations and where it fits in relation to other social sciences.
  2. Demonstrate the acquisition of the necessary skills for advanced academic writing in international relations at graduate level.
  3. Show an understanding of critical thinking, forms of reasoning and debate.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of advanced research methods in international relations.
  5. Examine major current international relations debate.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Referencing Quiz (5) [LO 2,4]
  2. Annotated bibliography (10) [LO 2,4]
  3. Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Draft essay response (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Critical reading task (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Essay plan (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  7. Essay (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

20 hours per week made up of formal classes and personal study. The first 2 weeks will include intensive workshops.


Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not complete this course if you have already completed INTR8065 - Writing International Relations (6 units).

Prescribed Texts

None listed

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:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
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
3046 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8041 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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