BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INDUCTION SEMINAR

POL1ISP

2017

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 that is mentored by a staff member. Speakers during the seminar series include academics in the international relations program, other politics academics, members of the Institute for Human Security and Social Change, and graduates of the BIR who have gone on to do interesting things with their BIR degrees. 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-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

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 (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)

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 (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)

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 (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Classes should be scheduled in weeks 1, 3, 5, 11 and 12."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group enquiry-based learning (EBL) project mentored by an academic (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