POLS445-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

China's Emergence as a Global Great Power

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

Covering China’s international relations, government policy-formation process and contemporary institutions, this course will use an issues-based approach to help students develop a thorough understanding of China's emergence as a global great power and the global implications of this.

A seismic shift is underway in global politics and part of this shift is China’s emergence as a global great power. Covering China’s international relations, government policy-formation process and contemporary institutions, this course will use an issues-based approach to help students develop a thorough understanding of China's emergence as a global great power and the global implications of this.

Learning Outcomes

Students will obtain a fundamental grasp of the Chinese political system which will enable them to analyse events as they unfold and apply this understanding in a policymaking environment.

Transferable skills:

Students will hone critical reading and information gathering; as well as advanced analytical, writing and presentation skills. The course assessment will hone policy-writing skills.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

POLS406 and DIPL406

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Live Stream Available (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Karl Popper 413 (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Policy Brief 25%
Policy paper plus oral presentation 45%
In-Class test 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Due to copyright constraints, your readings come in a range of formats. Students must read the designated reading each week before coming to class and be prepared to discuss it in class. Each student will take it in turn to facilitate the discussion based on the readings.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All POLS445 Occurrences

  • POLS445-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020