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AIR720 - Transnational Activism and Policy

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Umut Ozguc
Prerequisite:

D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)

Content

This unit is a critical examination of transnational aspects of global governance. It considers the ways that officials and activists attempt to promote cooperation and coordination between states, International Organisations and civil society in order to address global policy problems.

The first part of the unit considers the nature of transnational governance with respect to the formation and operation of transnational policy networks and transnational civil society by focusing upon the role of officials, experts and activists operating within global governance.

The second part of the unit examines the politics of transnational governance by focusing upon specific contemporary global policy problems related to the stability of global capitalism, the sustainability of the environment and the provision of social justice. It also considers how these transnational processes could be reformed to be more effective and accountable.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Critically evaluate the ideas and policies that various forms of global governance develop to address global problems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Analyse the key problems that limit the effectiveness of transnational policy networks and transnational civil society

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Devise and deploy theories and methods used in the study of International Relations to the effective policy analysis of global problems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Critically analyse the constructive roles that individuals can play in enhancing the operation of transnational civil society and global governance to better promote international justice and stability

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - (Individual) Research and Writing Exercise 2000 words 40% Week 5
Assessment 2 - (Individual) Report 2000 words 40% Week 10
Assessment 3 - (Individual) Presentation   20% Ongoing

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIR720 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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