US in the World (USSC2601)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces students to the key global transformations of the contemporary era, focusing on the role of the United States amid the challenges posed by: globalisation, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation, and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The unit is designed to give students the ability to look behind today's news headlines to understand the underlying forces driving them, particularly the behaviour and views of key policy makers and opinion leaders.
Further unit of study information
1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
2x 1,000 wd opinion pieces (40%), 1x2,500 wd policy report (50%), participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
18 junior credit points
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.