units

MGX5710

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Professor Christopher Nyland

Synopsis

Contemporary international issues are examined, with emphasis on the continuing dominance of economic issues but noting the rise in cultural and religious tensions and the search for new concepts of security. The phenomenon of 'failed societies' and the response of the United States as the sole surviving superpower of international problems in the post-Cold War era provide a theme.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify key issues, institutions and ideas that shape the environment in which diplomacy and international trade are conducted
  2. assess the key dynamics and trends in these issues and ideas
  3. develop critical reasoning and analytical skills for analysis of the international environment
  4. be able to put contemporary events in the social, political and economic context.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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