NATIONS AND STATES

POL2NAS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to fundamental questions in the study of politics. What is a state? What is a nation? What are the origins of nationalism? Students examine how state-building and industrialisation have influenced the formation of national identity and how nationalist movements and international factors have influenced the formation of states. In this subject we draw on a number of case studies, from European and the Asia-Pacific region, and link these case-studies to theoretical discussion of states and nationhood.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Leibold

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject or 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL3NAS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions core - Politics major - ABA

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsImagined communitiesPreliminaryAnderson, B.REV. EDN. VERSO 1991.
ReadingsNationalism: a critical introductionRecommendedSpencer, P. and Wollman, H.SAGE 2002.
ReadingsNations and Nationalism since 1780PreliminaryHobsbawm, E.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1990.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a broad understanding of how case studies can be used to develop our knowledge of nations, states, and nationalism.

Activities:
Assignment, essay, exercises, exam and tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate a broad understanding of how nations, states, and nationalism have been influenced by historical factors, such as industrialisation and the rise of nationalist movements.

Activities:
Assignment, essay, exercises, exam and tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the fundamental importance of nations, states, and nationalism in the study of politics.

Activities:
Assignment, essay, exercises, exam and tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Leibold

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online weekly learning modules (equivalent to 2000 words)This assignment will test the student's comprehension of key subject readings and course content via a series of multiple choice, true/false and short answer questions due weekly and completed online via the LMS50 01, 03, 02
Research essay (1000 words)This assignment will test the student's analytical and research skills and their ability to reflect critically on a range of foundational questions related to the study of states and nations.25 03, 02, 01
Take-home final exam (equivalent to 1000 words)This assessment is a comprehensive take-home final exam designed to test the student's comprehension of the subject's readings, lectures and tutorial discussion.25 01, 03, 02