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This online America's World unit provided by Open Universities Australia through Griffith University takes an in-depth look at American politics and history. Through this course unit you will study what 'American exceptionalism' means and the dominant debates concerning foreign policy that are taking place in the US today.
You will gain an overview of the ideas, beliefs and values that have contributed to the rise and development of the US from a colony to a world superpower. Many case studies will be examined in this unit and you will look at everything from the Cold War to the War on Terror. You will also be given the flexibility to research any related topics that are of interest to you.
The course takes place over 14 weeks and is assessed through two essays (one worth 50% of your final grade, and the other worth 30%) and a non-invigilated exam (worth 20%).
There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
In this America's World unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Completing this postgraduate America's World unit will give students a well-rounded understanding of America's current position in the world and how it came to become the modern super power it is today. This knowledge will put students in good stead for further study in the field of American studies, as well as the fields of politics, world history and international relations.
This unit will improve students' critical thinking, analysis, research and writing skills – all of which are valuable skills in both academia and the job market. After completing this course, students will:
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Find out more about government study loans here.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.