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AIR292 - Study Tour: America and the International System

Unit details


2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 Study Tour

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Dean Coldicott


Successful completion of AIR108 and AIR120 plus completion of at least 2 level 2 IR/MES units.

Students must have completed at least 8cp in their course, otherwise by permission of Unit chair.

All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Delivery methods: intensive mode, but supported also through Cloud-based resources and activities. Pre-departure readings: 4 hours. Pre-departure workshop session (conducted by Study Abroad Office), including preparation: 8 hours. In country: 10 days x 8 hours = 80 hours. Total: approx. 92 hours


This unit provides an experiential approach to learning about America’s role in the international political system and the role of International Organisations such as the UN, IMF and World Bank. Via their learning about key aspects of American history, politics and culture, students are encouraged to explore and reflect upon how American history, culture and politics informs the study of International Relations as a discipline and their own understanding of contemporary international politics.


Pre-departure Report, 30%, 1000 words

Journal, 30%, 1000 words

Presentation, 40%

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