ISSUES IN WORLD POLITICS

POL3IPP

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

How does transformational change impact upon dynamics of cooperation and conflict at the international level? In what sense can international affairs be said to be ordered and what place do we have in managing disorder? POL3IPP is designed to analyse and engage with these key questions by collaboratively reviewing crucial dynamics that are playing an increasingly central role in the international relations of the 21st century. International affairs will be analysed through case studies that lend themselves to the study of challenges and potential solutions to them. IPP is developed around an innovative form of enquiry based learning (EBL) that aims to engage students closely with their learning, and the focus on developing solutions will expose them to this distinctive aspect of the core business of graduates seeking to operate in international arenas. Through EBL students will work together to develop the curriculum and lead discussion of case studies that can be used to build our understanding of the nature of change and how to best manage it. This subject also addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential.






SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in either ABIR or LWLINT/LWLIR and have completed POL1SNS or must be enrolled in AMIRL. AMIRL students do not need to have completed POL1SNS.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2IPP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations or Bachelor of Law/International Relations. Students must have completed the first year subject POL1SNS. Students enrolled via exchange or study abroad programs must seek co-ordinator's approval before enrolling in POL3IPP.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To apply a student's advanced literacy in relation to international relations concepts and their application to real world situations. Therefore in their research, written assessments and seminar participation students will demonstrate analytical engagement with key challenges in current international affairs and wider dynamics of power shift(s) and the theoretical perspectives that explain and contextualise their significance;

Activities:
Curriculum design, weekly seminar exercises, group presentation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To encourage an informed and critical understanding of international challenges and opportunities. Therefore in their research, written assessments and seminar participation students will demonstrate a critical understanding of current challenges in international affairs and propose innovative solutions to them;

Activities:
Curriculum design, weekly seminar exercises, group presentation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. To extend a student's capacity to synthesise theory and practice in international affairs. Therefore in their research, written assessments and seminar participation students will demonstrate a nuanced awareness of the diversity in debates over current issues in international affairs; causes, contexts and potential solutions. Students will move beyond passively reviewing order and disorder to proposing solutions based on new ideas and adaptations of existing innovative approaches to dynamic change.

Activities:
Curriculum design, weekly seminar exercises, group presentation, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly seminar exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03
Curriculum design and group presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)25 01, 02, 03
2,000-word research essay50 01, 02, 03