Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context (11244.1)
|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 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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, compare and distinguish the historical and contemporary context of politics in a specific region;
2. Examine and critique the complexity, distinctiveness of conceptual and theoretical ideas and events to political practice in case study countries;
3. Analyse the origins, evolution and contemporary dynamics of the nations and regions in international context and the challenges to them;
4. Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of international relations; and
5. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how this relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11238 introduction to International Relations AND must have passed 24 credit points.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Dr Jonathan Pickering|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Jonathan Pickering|
Textbook: McCormick, J. (2020). Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction. 8th edition. London: Macmillan.
The textbook is currently available in ebook format, and a paperback format should be available shortly.
An electronic version of the 8th edition is available at the UC Library, and a paperback version of the 7th edition is on order.
Additional required and recommended readings will be posted on UCLearn.
Submission of assessment items
Use of text matching software
- 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.
- Referencing. The assignment instructions on UCLearn will specify whether referencing is required for each assignment. If referencing is required, 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. Urkund 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 are expected to view all lectures and attend all tutorials unless a valid reason for non-attendance (e.g. illness) is given.
Required IT skills
Students must submit all assignments in the required electronic formats on UCLearn and are expected to know or learn how to use core features of the UCLearn site, including accessing readings, slides, lecture recordings and related teaching material.
Students will have the option of enrolling in an online or face-to-face tutorial group (space permitting). For students participating in online tutorial groups, this unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Cost of purchasing textbook (see textbook information above).
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work-integrated learning in the form of a policy brief and policy lab simulation. The policy brief assignment involves familiarisation with a writing format that students may encounter in professional settings. The policy lab will help to build students' policy analysis skills.