- Code INTR8080
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations, Ethics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Kirsten Ainley
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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Mainstream IR theory has traditionally downplayed a concern with ethics, often relegating normative concerns to the domestic sphere. To correct for this, cutting edge work in the field has started to develop tools to confront some of the most pressing global issues: for instance conflict, atrocity, increasing inequality, migration, displacement, and climate change. This course sets out a series of frameworks with which to understand and act upon these issues, as well as examining arguments about the key actors in international ethics and analysing the logics of various responses to ethical problems. The course explores the relationships between theory and practice and between ethics and politics, and is structured around both close examination of the academic literature and application to ‘real world’ situations and cases.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand a wide range of literature in contemporary global ethics.
- Critically evaluate live arguments and debates regarding global ethical theories, issues, and actions.
- Apply conceptual and theoretical tools to analyse ‘real world’ problems of global ethics.
- Develop strong written and oral communication skills in order to analyse and discuss issues of global ethics.
- Essay plan and literature review (2,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (3,000) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent. 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
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