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Room 252, Level 2, 25B Wally's Walk
130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units at 2000 level)
The study of public policy has traditionally been focused on the nation-state, and policy-making activities at the domestic level. However, national policy-makers are increasingly focused on international policy challenges. Using a series of detailed case studies, this unit reflects critically on debates around globalisation and the state. The unit introduces students to the policy process and explores the impact of international institutions, interests and ideas on domestic policy-making. The unit examines direct and indirect, coercive and voluntary mechanisms of policy transfer, diffusion and mobility, as well as the factors that shape patterns of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests. The criteria and standards for each assignment will be made available via iLearn.
|Research essay||50%||No||Friday Week 13|
|Class Tests||20%||No||Test 1: Thurs 1 April; Test 2: Thurs 3 June|
|Participation||30%||No||Tuesday 5pm - weeks 3-10.|
2500 word research essay requiring independent research on a policy question. Essay questions and marking criteria will be provided on iLearn.
Quizzes based on class readings – see ilearn for details.
Students will be assessed on writing and presenting a policy brief in respect of one policy case study, and on their responses to other students’ presentations. See ilearn for details. The policy brief is to be submitted to ilearn 48 hours prior to the tutorial. Presentations will be either in tutorials or via online discussion.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
There is no text book for this unit. All essential readings will be provided through the unit's Leganto page (or links on ilearn). Students will need to conduct some of their own research online and/ or in the library to complete assessment tasks.
All lectures will be recorded and available via ilearn. However, on Thursday of Week 1, a zoom lecture commencing at 12pm (see ilearn for link) will cover the administrative aspects/ outline of the unit, with an opportunity for students to ask questions. This lecture/discussion will also be recorded, and will be available to view soon after the class
Regular tutorial attendance is expected of all on-campus / special circumstance students (either on campus or via zoom)
External and OUA students are expected to participate in the unit discussion board (ilearn) each week. External and OUA students will be able to complete all tasks off campus.
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.
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
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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.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
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