• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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This course introduces students to the structures, practices, norms and actors of global governance. The course begins with a consideration of core theoretical concepts, including governance, globalisation, institutions, power, authority, and legitimacy. We then consider debates on global governance as they pertain to broad issue areas of global governance such as global security governance, global health governance,  global economic governance, global environmental governance, and global internet governance. The course concludes with some reflections on the long-term trajectory and future prospects of the global governance project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and a critical understanding of the key themes and concepts of global governance
  2. Understand the relationship between these key themes to the core debates from the discipline of International Relations
  3. Apply those themes and concepts to a case study of contemporary global governance
  4. Analyse the various actors, processes and contestations of global governance
  5. Communicate an understanding about global governance in a clear and concise way through assignments and class participation 

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Presentation (team of two, 10 minutes total) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Policy Brief (1,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Take- Home Assessment (2,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Approximately 130 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

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:
6 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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
3634 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A
3635 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 Online N/A

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