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AIR292 - Study Tour: America and the International System

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 Study Tour

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



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, (1000 words) 30%

Journal, 1000 words (5 x 200 words) 30%

Small group video presentation, (8-12 minutes) 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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