BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INDUCTION SEMINAR

POL1ISP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The BIR induction seminars introduce incoming BIR students to the study of International Relations, prompt you to think about your own role in the world and the complex processes we study in IR, develop strong connections with your cohort, and set you up for your future IR studies.  The seminars draw on innovative and engaging teaching methodologies, including an enquiry based learning team project during semester. Speakers during the seminar series include academics in the international relations program, and other politics academics. These seminars introduce you to the academics who will be teaching you during your BIR, give you a sense the spread of their research expertise, and get you thinking about your potential career routes post-ABIR. They will also give you an opportunity to work in small groups research a current global issue that you find particularly interesting, present your findings back to the rest of the cohort, and develop study resources for your future studies.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the ABIR or LWLINT or LZCIR

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects NA

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions This subject is compulsory for all student enrolled in the ABIR or LWLINT or BComm/BIR

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To understand the scope of International Relations as a discipline, and be able to engage with some of the major issues and debates that IR is concerned with

Activities:
Participation in seminars and seminar activities, group project, development of glossaries, blogs and online discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. To develop connections and working relationships with other students enrolled in the degree, and the communications and team-work skills required for effective collaborations with them,

Activities:
Participation in seminars and seminar activities, group project, blogs and online discussions, development of glossaries
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. To critically engage with media representations of global events and to position them in relation to scholarly works on the same issues, and begin to develop independent analyses of those issues

Activities:
Participation in seminars and seminar activities, group project, blogs and online discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group enquiry-based learning (EBL) project (equivalent to 1,800 words)50 01, 02, 03
Fortnightly blogs and online discussion (equivalent to 1,200 words)25 01, 02, 03
Development of online glossaries in small groups (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 01, 02