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INTR13-313: Contemporary Globalisations May 2020 [Standard]

General information

This subject examines contemporary formulations of international relations, the global system and related institutions. Beginning with an overview of the existing approaches to globalisation and International Relations, the subjects then examines the role of multilateral institutions in providing frameworks for global and regional governance. Various United Nations agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the African Union (AU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other groups have been increasingly involved in addressing non-traditional security challenges including climate change, transnational crime and weapons proliferation. The subject explores alternative approaches to power, globalisation, environmental diplomacy, the role of strategic and political cultures, and new ‘world order’ transitions. The seminar series is structured to allow students to develop expertise in chosen areas over the semester, with a focus on research and knowledge innovation. Students are encouraged to take up individual topics that are of personal, professional or vocational interest.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:INTR13-313
Subject title:Contemporary Globalisations
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended study hours
Attendance and learning activities: Subject activities include lectures, tutorials, and student work-in-progress seminars. Class discussions, group exercises, and debriefing reviews of presented material are designed to build progressive learning opportunities. Recommended effective participation across all sessions is 80% of total subject load. If you have problems in meeting this level, please contact the subject coordinator.


Prescribed resources:
  • Background and Weekly Readings, plus Bibliography and Extra resources will be listed via iLearn.
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify and articulate the role of global and regional institutions in managing globalization and contemporary challenges via seminar presentations and written work.
  2. Communicate their ideas, lead class discussion and present research concerning Contemporary Globalisation themes in group settings.
  3. Demonstrate intermediate level research and academic writing skills by the production of a research paper related to the Subject.
  4. Synthesize related knowledge, theory, and values and that underpin the practice of the International Relations discipline, operating at an undergraduate level.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Class Participation Participation Process: Students participate in exploration and critique of existing institutions, concepts, policies and positions during lectures and seminars, plus provide constructive feedback on fellow student presentations. (10%, Weeks 2-12) 10% Ongoing 2.
Test - Open Online test covering issues in contemporary globalisation. 30% Week 9 1, 3, 4.
Project Research Project: Part 1: present a webinar project in weeks 2-8 (10%) Part 2. submit a 2,500 word research report on an approved topic. (Week 11; Monday) 60% To Be Negotiated 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

1. Turbulent Globalisation and Institution-Building

2. International Relations and World Order: The Quest for Power and Stability

3. Multilateralism: From Inter-Governmental Organisations to Supranationalism

4. Institutional Approaches to Defence and Security: NATO and the OSCE

5. The Path to Regional Cooperation: ASEAN and the AU

6. Strategic Cultures and Identity Politics In International Relations

7. Islamic Culture and International Organizations

8. The Challenge of Environmental Sustainability: Risks and Prospects

9. International Regimes as Instruments of Cooperation and Control

10. Soft Power and Soft Balancing in the International System

11. Emerging Challenges: Strategic Competition versus Multilateral Governance of Space

12. Systemic World Order Approaches: From Crisis Management to Strategic Adaptation

Approved on: Apr 28, 2020. Edition: 1.3
Last updated: Aug 26, 2020.