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Unit of Study POL10023 - Peace, War and International Politics (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically evaluate a nation-state's trade, military, humanitarian and foreign policy responses to international politics
2 demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of global politics
3 contrast issues of peace and war in several conflict zones
4 demonstrate some comprehension of the role of nationalism, religion, poverty, gender and peacekeeping in international politics
5 develop evaluative positions on the ethical state of global politics and present these positions as reasoned arguments.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate a nation-state's trade, military, humanitarian and foreign policy responses to international politics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of global politics
    • GA4:
  3. contrast issues of peace and war in several conflict zones
    • GA1:
  4. demonstrate some comprehension of the role of nationalism, religion, poverty, gender and peacekeeping in international politics
    • GA4:
  5. develop evaluative positions on the ethical state of global politics and present these positions as reasoned arguments.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:

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