- Code POLS4012
- 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, Human Rights, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course explores when and why states cooperate with each other, how they structure their cooperation (through informal arrangements, laws, and organisations), and what role(s) various domestic and international actors play in these processes. We ground ourselves in the early literature on international cooperation, but focus chiefly on more recent work. Because the recent literature relies heavily on quantitative analysis, students will learn elements of regression analysis and will be able to interpret scholarly findings that employ these methods. We will explore various issue-areas: economics, the environment, social and cultural matters, human rights, and development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- evaluate the roles played by key actors in contemporary international relations;
- analyse the formal and informal mechanisms of regulation, coordination, and cooperation in international relations;
- synthesise the core theories of international cooperation and evaluate these theories in light of empirical evidence, in language that is clear and coherent;
- demonstrate understanding of the basic mechanics of quantitative (regression) analysis; and
- interpret regression tables and explain findings in everyday language.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar Participation (7.5%) Learning outcomes 1-3
In class presentation, 15 minutes (7.5%) Learning outcomes 1-3
Research Proposal, 600 words(15%) Learning outcomes 1-3
Research Paper, 4400 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1-3
In class test (30%) Learning outcomes 1-3
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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.
Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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:
- 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.