- Class Number 7214
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Katrin Travouillon
- Dr Katrin Travouillon
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
Did George W. Bush declare a War on Terror because he felt humiliated by the 9/11 attacks? How do we assess a global phenomenon like climate anxiety and its impact on political activism? Did the images of trauma and grief following the Bali bombings actually serve to strengthen the Australian national community? And does it matter when the President of the United States declares that he fell in love with Kim Jong Un?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Summarise and present the contents of analytical readings on the role of emotions in international politics
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different theories and methods that political science research draws on to conceptualise and implement emotions as an analytical category
- Critically assess arguments for the relevance of emotions as an analytical category in international politics
- Apply these new analytical frameworks to historical and contemporary cases in international politics
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Session 1: What is an emotion? Introducing a theoretical concept|
|2||Session 2: Beyond the thinking/feeling divide: Emotions in international politics|
|3||Session 3: How do we study emotions in international politics? Frameworks of analysis|
|4||Session 4: Emotions and political strategy|
|5||Session 5: Emotions and diplomacy|
|6||Session 6: Emotions and political power I||Tutorial Paper 1 due by Friday, 3 September 2021|
|9||Session 7: Emotions and political power II|
|10||Session 8: Emotions and political violence|
|11||Session 9: Emotions and international interventions|
|12||Session 10: Emotions and transnational challenges: Case Study I|
|13||Session 11: Emotions and transnational challenges: Case Study II||Tutorial Paper 2 due by Friday, 22 October 2021|
|14||Session 12: Emotions: Missing pieces in political science research puzzles?|
Students have to register for one tutorial of their choice.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Class and Tutorial Participation||5 %||02/12/2021||1,2,3|
|Tutorial Papers||45 %||*||1, 2, 3|
|Final Essay||50 %||05/11/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Class and Tutorial Participation
Students will be graded on the quality of their participation in class and tutorial discussions. It will test their command of substantive and theoretical materials, as well as their ability to communicate these orally.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Tutorial papers give students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to critically read the assigned academic literature on the role of emotions in international politics and reflect on the arguments of the authors. They furthermore provide them with the opportunity to discuss the merits of emotion as an analytical category in international politics.
Students have to submit a total of two tutorial papers. For each of these two tutorial papers students have the choice between submitting their response to a question on the assigned readings OR to provide a brief critical commentary that applies an emotional lens to the discussion of a historical or contemporary case in international politics.
Tutorial paper / Option 1: Response to question
On Monday 26th July students will have access to a list with tutorial paper questions that they can choose from for tutorial paper 1, due by Friday, 3 September 2021.
On Monday 20th September students will have access to list with tutorial paper questions that they can choose from for tutorial paper 2, due by Friday, 22 October 2021.
The lists will be available on Wattle.
Tutorial paper / Option 2: Critical commentary:
The critical commentary is designed to encourage students to apply the theoretical and analytical principles learned in class to structure their thoughts and observations of contemporary or historical cases in international relations. This paper has to be demonstrably motivated by the reading of at least one of the assigned texts, or seminar topics (For example: a critical commentary on the media coverage of the BLM protests that uses the literature we read in preparation for session 7, Emotions and political power I).
Students are encouraged to write one critical commentary on a historical or contemporary case, since this paper may be used as a building block for your final essay.
Detailed instructions on the critical commentary will be provided on Wattle.
The tutorial papers are also designed to facilitate class participation. Students are encouraged to nominate their critical commentaries for discussion and feedback during the tutorial.
2 x 1500 Words
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
The main essay will give students the opportunity to apply the theoretical and analytical principles acquired in class to empirical research. Students will have to formulate a research questions and provide an analysis of a historical or contemporary case in international relations. Since they have the option to build their essay on a previously submitted tutorial paper (option 2, critical commentary), the work on this essay also encourages them to discuss their observations, ideas, and the feedback they have received with their peers. The essay thereby also aims to improve their skills to constructively engage with criticism.
Detailed instructions on the final essay will be provided on Wattle.
Final papers are due on 5 November 2021.
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Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission for tutorial papers not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission for final essay permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Dr Katrin Travouillon