Introduction to International Studies (8668.3)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Communication And Media
|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the inter-disciplinary nature of International Studies; understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities; explore the global and regional context of global issues; understand the local and global dynamics of issues; and
2. Understand the need to be a global citizen and understand the world around us; critically engage with various issues in a global context; critically analyze and present arguments about current global issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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
- UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
- UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
- UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
- UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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Required Textbook - Anderson, Sheldon, et.al, International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach *any edition is fine.
Additional Readings and resources will be made available on the Canvas site.
The readings above are not an exhaustive list but are sources of information for tutorial discussions and essay writing which students should supplement with their own research. Supplemental readings will be available via Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Word Count (if applicable).
Special assessment requirements
Please consult with the unit convenor, or relevant organisation, at the start of the semester if you have any special needs.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Welfare Service as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Required IT skills
Basic competency in word processing.
The ability to make effective use of the library's databases and e-journals for research purposes.
Work placement, internships or practicums