BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INDUCTION SEMINAR
Credit points: 15
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, 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 and politics programs. These seminars introduce you to the academics who will be teaching you during your BIR, give you a sense of the spread of their research expertise, and get you thinking about your potential career routes post-ABIR. You will explore key themes that underpin the study of IR, including power, politics, language, conflict, cooperation, inequality, capital, change and waste. They will also give you an opportunity to work in small groups and 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. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the ABIR or LWLINT or LZCIR
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJasmine-Kim Westendorf
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Flat floor seminar room required. Moveable"
Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
|Group enquiry-based learning (EBL) project (equivalent to 1,800 words)||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Blogs and online discussion (equivalent to 1,000 words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Development of glossaries (equivalent to 1,200 words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2|