Introduction to International Relations (11238.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify, describe and apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of International Relations to the analysis of political ideas, practices and issues in the international system;
2. Compare and contrast the political significance of multiple polities coexisting and of political boundary drawing and transforming politics and practices;
3. Differentiate and evaluate interpretations of international political events and issues in historical and contemporary context; and
4. Analyse the major structural changes in the inter-state system and assess their contemporary ramifications.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Jonathan Pickering|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Jonathan Pickering|
Grieco, J, Ikenberry, J, and Mastanduno, M 2019, Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives, Connections and Enduring Questions, 2nd edn, Macmillan International Higher Education, London.
New electronic and hard copies of this textbook are available via the School Locker. The textbook is the same as the one used last year, so you may be able to pick up a second-hand copy.
Additional readings will be posted on the reading list on the UCLearn (Canvas) site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
- Word limits. Assignments must be within 10% of the assigned word limit. Submissions that are more than 10% above or below the word limit will receive a penalty of 2% for every 100 words beyond the limit. Everything in the main text of your assignment (including quotations, in-text references, section headings and any text contained in tables) counts towards the word limit. The title of the assignment and the reference list do not count towards the word limit.
- Referencing. The assignment instructions on UCLearn will specify whether referencing is required for each assignment. Unless otherwise specified, you should use the APA 7th style, which is an author-date style combining in-text referencing and a reference list. Follow the links for further details from the UC library on how to format this style correctly.
- Academic integrity. Ouriginal results for written assignments will be checked for compliance with UC's academic integrity requirements. Assignments that fall significantly short of meet these requirements will be referred to the Associate Dean Education, who may initiate an academic misconduct inquiry.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to listen to lectures and attend workshops regularly.
Required IT skills
Students must submit all assignments in the required electronic formats.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The simulated negotiation will help to build students' skills for negotiating in a workplace context.