2020 unit information
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
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This unit investigates key developments in contemporary international politics. It introduces the main perspectives to understanding world politics and the main elements of world politics: the state, society of states, international law and globalisation. The second part of the unit examines the key issues in world politics such as security in a globalising world, human rights, humanitarian assistance, violence and environmental governance. It asks if the way we address these issues and the correlated development and growth of contemporary global governance reflects a greater concern for justice in global politics.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Summarise the concepts of sovereignty, nationalism, globalisation and security, and explain their significance for the study of international politics
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Use the concepts of sovereignty, nationalism, globalisation and security in the written and oral interpretation and analysis of the contemporary socio-political world
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different conceptualisations of statehood, globalisation, security and development with reference to relevant scholarly literature and empirical examples
GLO8: Global citizenship
Locate, select, summarise, evaluate and present scholarly literature relating to the concepts of sovereignty, nationalism, globalisation and security and their empirical application
Demonstrate sound knowledge of the conventions of academic writing, including Harvard-style referencing and bibliographic formatting
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIR747 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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