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ATS2694

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations

Coordinator(s)

Dr Remy Davison

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

The unit provides an introduction to the main concepts and theories within International Political Economy (IPE). Topics include the operation of the IMF, the World Bank, and the GATT/WTO; the political economy of global investment; and the operation of the international monetary system. This unit is divided into three sections. The first outlines contending approaches to international political economy and explains the scope of the sub-discipline. The second section examines the various major developments in 20th-century political economy. The final part of the unit enables students to debate the political and social consequences of economic globalisation in the 21st Century.

Outcomes

The aim of the unit is to:

  • Explain different approaches to International Political Economy (IPE)
  • Explain the concept and importance of 'international regimes'
  • Employ IPE and regime approaches to understand global trade, investment and monetary arrangements
  • Present an overview of the structure and operation of important global institutions including the WTO, IMF and the World Bank
  • Analyse relevant case studies
  • Encourage critical analysis of the political economy of globalization.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Politics or International studies.

Prohibitions

ATS3694, ATS2630, ATS3630