University of Sydney Handbooks - 2017 Archive

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Undergraduate unit of study descriptions

Students should refer to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for the latest information regarding unit of study descriptions, assessment or other requirements. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website contains the timetabling information for these units (

USSC – US Studies Centre

The US Studies Centre administers all USSC units.

The units listed below are only those listed as electives within the International Business major. For details of other USSC units not listed below, students should refer to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook.

USSC2601 US in the World

Session: Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x500 word reaction paper (15%); 1x midterm exam (30%); 1x 2500 word policy report (40%); participation (15%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the key global transformations of the contemporary era, focusing on the role of the United States amid the challenges posed by: globalisation, free trade, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation, and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The unit is designed to give students the ability to look behind today's news headlines to understand the underlying forces driving them, particularly the behaviour and views of key policy makers and opinion leaders.