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Introduction to International Relations (11238.1)

Level: Introductory Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184872) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to the discipline of International Relations by analysing and debating core theoretical approaches, key historical developments from the 20th and 21st centuries, and contemporary issues including human security, global governance, foreign aid, transnational crime, and regionalisation.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify, describe and apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of International Relations to the analysis of political ideas, practices and issues in the international system;

2. Compare and contrast the political significance of multiple polities coexisting and of political boundary drawing and transforming politics and practices;

3. Differentiate and evaluate interpretations of international political events and issues in historical and contemporary context; and

4. Analyse the major structural changes in the inter-state system and assess their contemporary ramifications.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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