• Offered by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sarah Logan
    • George Lawson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.

The Studying 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. Understand 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. Develop a robust understanding of advanced research methods in international relations
  5. Examine major current international relations debate

Other Information

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


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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
  2. Referencing Quiz (5) [LO 1,2]
  3. Annotated Bibliography (10) [LO 1,2]
  4. Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  5. Draft Essay Response (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  6. Critical Reading Task (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Essay Plan (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  8. 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

Approximately 260 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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

To be advised.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $8220
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $11760
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
2821 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5830 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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