Units of Study

GOVT2801 - Applied International Studies

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Brookfield


This senior core unit is designed to build on the junior core units of the Bachelor of International Studies and to develop a deeper level of knowledge of international politics and economics, and to apply this knowledge to real-life problems in diverse policy environments. The unit introduces students to the relationship between international law and international politics and economics, and the fields of international law that are directly relevant to the unit's simulation topics. Students will apply theory to practice by taking part in simulations on key global 'Issues of the Day'. These will focus on the environment, human rights and humanitarian intervention, terrorism and international security, trade and development. Participation in the simulations will require students to engage in economic and political policy-making; analysis of input and output issues such as state and organisational strategies; negotiations; and managing diverse international teams. Skills developed will include decision-making under conditions of uncertainty; information literacy; communication and decision-making in small and large groups; and the writing of press releases and briefing documents.


1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd essay (10%), 1x2000wd essay (35%) and tutorial participation (25%)


1x3hr seminar/week


Four core junior BIntS units of study (GOVT1105, GOVT1202, ECOP1001, ECOP1003)

Additional Information

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Studies

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