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GOVT4604: Advanced Topics in Politics and IR

This unit presents a set of four 'master classes' on contemporary issues in politics and international relations. Each master class is taught by an expert in the field, using the latest high-level literature on the topic as a base line to establish the topic, look at conventional and unconventional understandings of the topic, and provide a foundation for students to explore the topic using their own understandings of theory and practice in politics and international relations. At the end of the course, the students will have produced a series of provocative responses to the master class topics, and a depth analysis of one topic of their choice.

Code GOVT4604
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
24 credit points at 3000-level in the Politics and International Relations stream, including GOVT3601 and a minimum of 126 credit points

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. engage with new issues and topics at a high level, to synthesise and understand complex information in comparatively short periods of time.
  • LO2. challenge existing understandings of complex topics and problems, using a mix of comparative method and theory-led analysis.
  • LO3. employ mixed media to provide effective communication on policy and political issues.
  • LO4. undertake depth analysis to identify under-represented and/or innovative ways of understanding the political and policy world.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.