INR8011 Australia and Asia - Issues (Masters)
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Australia & Asia Issue(Masters|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090101 - Political Science|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Richard Gehrmann
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or MSTA or BAHN.
Enrolment is not permitted in INR8011 if INR4011 has been previously completed.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Based on the International Relations discipline, this course has been designed to prepare educated persons in Australia to make meaningful contributions to a better and wider understanding of regional relations. Students who have successfully completed this course will have an appropriate base of understanding and skills to enhance their work and social lives as well as their postgraduate study and research.
Drawing upon an International Relations framework, the course briefly reviews the key aspects regarding evolving perceptions and relationships between Australia and Asia. Students will enhance their research skills while considering several contemporary issues, including global and Asia-Pacific regional economies, Australian security, human security, and law and order challenges.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate specialised theoretical knowledge and research skills to critically comprehend the growth and dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia, with a focus on economic issues, aid policies, law and order concerns, tourism, immigration, and education issues
- demonstrate advanced and integrated research skills to explain and evaluate some of the main issues and interactions between the state(s) and peoples of Australia and Asia in the broad context of "human security"
- demonstrate specialised cognitive, technical and communication skills appropriate to the discipline by preparing and submitting literature critiques and major essays
- ethical research and enquiry skills by comprehending and applying specialist referencing norms and practices.
|1.||Overview: historical contexts and evolving relations||10.00|
|2.||Australia and the global Asian regional economy||10.00|
Human security and law and order issues
Securing Australia(ns) - war and peace issues
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=INR8011)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1 (500 WORDS)||100||10||29 Jul 2019||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 2 (1500 WORDS)||100||30||26 Aug 2019||(see note 2)|
|ASSIGNMENT 3 (4000 WORDS)||100||60||28 Oct 2019|
- 2 to 3 critical journal article reviews
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.