- Class Number 6636
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
- Dr Maria Tanyag
- Dr Maria Tanyag
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing rapid changes that present both great opportunities and enormous challenges in a number of areas. The complex interactions across states, institutions, and local communities in the region will determine how the region addresses its major governance challenges, such terrorism, refugees, health, drugs, economic development, and the environment. Using these issues as weekly topical case studies, this course focuses on how the wide range of actors in the Asia-Pacific region attempt to comprehend and resolve governance and policy problems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. identify the key concepts, issues and challenges that influence the dynamics of policymaking in the Asia-Pacific today and into the future;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the sources of these concepts, issues and challenges and their historical development in the region;
3. use these concepts in order to critically analyse and evaluate alternative policymaking dilemmas and solutions across the region and globally; and
4. develop the writing, research, and analytical skills needed to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, their own perspectives on these issues, both to scholarly audiences and to practitioners in the field, whether in government or the non-governmental sector
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||Seminar 1 - Introduction to Global Governance in the Asia Pacific|
|2||Seminar 2 - Main approaches to global governance and security for the Asia Pacific|
|3||Seminar 3 - Governance in militarism and nuclear crises|
|4||Seminar 4 - Governance in territorial disputes and maritime crises||Assessment 1 due|
|5||Seminar 5 - Governance and Political Crises|
|6||Seminar 6 - Governance in violent crises and armed conflicts|
|8||Seminar 7 - Governance in health pandemics|
|9||Seminar 8 - Governance and Economic Crises|
|10||Seminar 9 - Governance in the face of fundamentalist ideologies and violent extremisms|
|11||Seminar 10 - Governance and Environmental Crises||Assessment 2 due|
|12||Seminar 11 - Crisis and Governance in the Information Age|
|13||Seminar 12 - Revisioning Global Governance in the Asia Pacific|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Short Essay||20 %||17/08/2022||30/08/2022||1,2,3,4|
|Take Home Exam||40 %||04/11/2022||28/11/2022||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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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Students will be asked to write an analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of one of the assigned readings for Week 2. Word limit is at 1000 words and the essay must demonstrate careful reading and critical thinking skills.
Value: 20 %
Due date: 11:55 pm, 17 August
Word Limit: 1000 words
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
This assessment requires students to develop skills in data visualisation through a one page infographic or poster summarising key facts, ideas and/or issues based on any of the weekly topics. Students are tasked to read and analyse research from one (or more) major global/regional report by an international organisation or NGO, as well as official documents or policy frameworks by regional organisations in the Asia Pacific. They must then identify what are the main insights from the report/s and present data through visualisation and clear messaging. Infographics train students to provide information that is accessible to a broad-range of audience and to use visuals as effective means to communicate research.
Due date: 11:55 pm, Wednesdays (from weeks 3 to 11)
Word Limit/Equivalent: 1500 words
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Take Home Exam
This assessment serves as a take-home exam. The students are required to answer two prepared essay questions one broadly relating to global governance in the Asia Pacific; and another on a case study which may cover any of the weekly topics.
Due date: Friday 4 November 2022
Word Limit/equivalent: 2000 words
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Students are expected to actively participate in the lecture and tutorials by contributing their own critical response and analysis of the weekly readings. Students will be required to hand every week beginning with Week 3, a 100-word reflection piece summarising what they think are the three (3) most interesting lessons they learnt from the weekly readings and one (1) question they have on either the reading or the weekly topic in general. The reflection pieces will be marked with a score of 1 or zero (for non-submission) and count towards final evaluation of their class participation. In total, students will have 10 reflection pieces for attending all lectures from weeks 3 to 12. Class participation includes providing peer feedback on infographics and leading group discussions each week.
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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 Maria Tanyag