- Code POLS4009
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
Honours in the School of Politics and International Relations requires two elective 6 unit courses, in addition to the 12 unit core course in Research Training. The contents of this elective course change from year to year, with the School inviting different academic experts to contribute a course based on their expertise. 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand selected concepts in politics and
- Know relevant academic debates over selected concepts in
politics and international relations
- Apply selected concepts to student research projects
- Understand debates over norms and values in politics and
- Understand selected research strategies in politics and international relations
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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Workload130 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
Prescribed TextsHonours Convenor each year approve prescribed texts
Completion of a cognate major.
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