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PL4001 - Applied Political and International Analysis

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject will provide students with skills to undertake applied research in any of the sub-fields of political science. It follows on from the Semester 1 honours subject and puts theory and method into practice through the systematic application of frameworks for understanding "real world" politics. Particular attention will be paid to operationalising political frameworks in the context of understanding complex political phenomena and processes. This will be done through analysis of a range of topics in politics and international affairs, which will be selected in consultation with students.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop high level applied research skills in one or more of the recognised sub-fields of the political science discipline;
  • to further develop students skills in research and writing in political science;
  • to learn how to relate political science frameworks to understanding political phenomena and processes.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assessment structure and weightings will be finalised after consultation with students, but at least 50% invigilated assessment in accordance with university guidelines (50%); assessment structure and weightings will be finalised after consultation with students, but at least 50% invigilated assessment in accordance with university guidelines (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assessment structure and weightings will be finalised after consultation with students, but at least 50% invigilated assessment in accordance with university guidelines (50%); assessment structure and weightings will be finalised after consultation with students, but at least 50% invigilated assessment in accordance with university guidelines (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.