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POIR3030 – Global Political Economy

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff convenor
Sung-Young Kim
convenor
Vincenzo Scappatura
Vincenzo Scappatura
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units at 2000 level)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides an advanced introduction to the study of international political economy, and to develop students’ research, analytical and problem-solving skills. The unit examines the key questions, concepts, findings and controversies in the study of global economic integration and interdependence and considers the role of the state and non-state actors in shaping the international system.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Convey an understanding of the major debates and contemporary issues raised by the study of International Political Economy
  • ULO2: Analyse the rise of new state and non-state global and international power actors brought about globalisation
  • ULO3: Critically evaluate the diverse impacts of global economic integration, especially on the state’s governing powers over the economy through contemporary conceptual approaches and empirical case studies
  • ULO4: Adopt a macro (big picture) perspective on economic globalisation’s impacts, which integrates theory and empirical evidence
  • ULO5: Deepen knowledge of the policy dimensions of global economic integration

General Assessment Information

PENALTIES FOR LATE WORK

 Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 2 marks out of a total of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Report 20% No Monday 5 April 2021
Essay 45% No Week 13
Quiz/Test 25% No Week 5
Participation 10% No Ongoing

Report

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Monday 5 April 2021
Weighting: 20%

 

Provide an analysis on a topic

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Convey an understanding of the major debates and contemporary issues raised by the study of International Political Economy
  • Analyse the rise of new state and non-state global and international power actors brought about globalisation
  • Critically evaluate the diverse impacts of global economic integration, especially on the state’s governing powers over the economy through contemporary conceptual approaches and empirical case studies
  • Deepen knowledge of the policy dimensions of global economic integration

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 50 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 45%

 

Write an essay utilising the required readings in the unit and your own independent research.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Convey an understanding of the major debates and contemporary issues raised by the study of International Political Economy
  • Analyse the rise of new state and non-state global and international power actors brought about globalisation
  • Critically evaluate the diverse impacts of global economic integration, especially on the state’s governing powers over the economy through contemporary conceptual approaches and empirical case studies
  • Adopt a macro (big picture) perspective on economic globalisation’s impacts, which integrates theory and empirical evidence
  • Deepen knowledge of the policy dimensions of global economic integration

Quiz/Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 25%

 

Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, debates, substantive issues examined in the unit

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Convey an understanding of the major debates and contemporary issues raised by the study of International Political Economy
  • Analyse the rise of new state and non-state global and international power actors brought about globalisation
  • Critically evaluate the diverse impacts of global economic integration, especially on the state’s governing powers over the economy through contemporary conceptual approaches and empirical case studies

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 10%

There is an expectation that all students will read the designated readings before coming to lectures and tutorials. They will be expected to contribute to class discussions and activities based on their preparation.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Convey an understanding of the major debates and contemporary issues raised by the study of International Political Economy
  • Analyse the rise of new state and non-state global and international power actors brought about globalisation
  • Critically evaluate the diverse impacts of global economic integration, especially on the state’s governing powers over the economy through contemporary conceptual approaches and empirical case studies
  • Adopt a macro (big picture) perspective on economic globalisation’s impacts, which integrates theory and empirical evidence
  • Deepen knowledge of the policy dimensions of global economic integration

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is taught with 1 two-hour lecture followed by 1 one-hour tutorial each week. Lectures will be recorded and uploaded onto the iLearn website prior to the online and on-campus tutorials on Fridays. See the following link for full details on lecture and tutorials locations and times: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2021/Reports/List.aspx.

Students are expected to attend/listen all lectures and actively participate in all Tutorials/Online Discussion Forums. As a senior undergraduate course, student participation is paramount. Students are therefore expected to come to tutorials or participate in Online Discussion Forums having done the reading and considered discussion topics. 

 

Online Resources

You can log on to the iLearn and iTeach e-learning system. The unit outline, teaching aids, essential readings, and guidelines for the Research Essay will be posted on the unit websites. Students are responsible for checking the unit website regularly for relevant announcements, scheduled changes, and other information.

 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
18/02/2021 Further adjustments to due dates for assessments in light of public holiday.
17/02/2021 Adjustment to due date for assignment due to public holiday
14/02/2021 N/A