POLI 3008 International Special Study

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102193

Coordinator David Walton Opens in new window

Description This unit provides students with opportunities outside the usual classroom experience. It is designed particularly for students who (1) enrol in short-course study tours, and/or (2) who take a placement within an international workplace. Several UWS partner institutions (e.g., the University of Seoul) run annual short-course study programs. With regard to placements (internships), students must seek a placement that connects directly with their areas of study.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Political Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. comprehend culture, as it applies to a national and/or workplace setting;
  2. apply existing knowledge to real-world situations;
  3. integrate existing knowledge with new, on-the-spot discoveries;
  4. demonstrate the impact of the subject on their intellectual development.

Subject Content

- Planned short course/internship in An international setting they intend to undertake.
- integration of knowledge gained in An international context with discipline knowledge.
- intercultural Understanding and skill development.
Planned short course/internship in an international setting they intend to undertake.
Integration of knowledge gained in an international context with discipline knowledge.
Intercultural understanding and skill development.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Reflection 2500-3000 words 60 N Individual
Student Portfolio of work produced during placement 5 minutes 20 N Individual
Presentation 5 minutes 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2nd Half

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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