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.
Equivalent units10237 Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Jonathan Pickering|
Textbook: McCormick, J. (2021). Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction. 8th edition. London: Macmillan.
The textbook is currently available in ebook and paperback formats.
Electronic and paperback versions of the 8th edition are available at the UC Library.
Additional required and further readings will be posted on UCLearn.
Students are expected to view all lectures and attend all workshops unless they have a valid reason for non-attendance (e.g. illness). The policy lab presentation mark requires participation in the full workshop session associated with this assignment.
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 workshop groups, this unit involves online sessions in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. You are expected to have a functional microphone and camera (and to use them during the tutorial) so that you can participate properly in each workshop. 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 workshop 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.