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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

2x 1,000 wd opinion pieces (40%), 1x2,500 wd policy report (50%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 junior credit points

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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.

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