ISSUES IN WORLD POLITICS
Credit points: 15
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 .
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesCurriculum design, weekly seminar exercises, group presentation, essay.
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in either ABIR, LZCIR or LWLINT/LWLIR and have completed POL1SNS or must be enrolled in AMIRL. AMIRL students do not need to have completed POL1SNS.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Weekly seminar exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)
|Other||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Curriculum design and group presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)
|Oral presentation||Group||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
2,000-word research essay
|Assignment||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|