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International Relations (8295.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    This unit introduces students to International Relations and its contemporary issues and problems. Along the way, we shall examine key concepts in the field, explore core theoretical approaches associated with the study and engage in debate about a range of important contemporary political and security issues such as the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, the environment, human security, humanitarian intervention and the activities of regional and international organisations such as ASEAN and the United Nations.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Identify key concepts used in the study of international politics.

    2. Apply and compare the main foundational theories of international politics.

    3. Be familiar with the major structural changes in the inter-state system and their ramifications.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought

    Incompatible Units

    9550 International Relations

    Equivalent Units

    9550 International Relations

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