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POLIS 1102 - Introduction to Global Politics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: POLI 1102
Assessment: Tutorial Work 20%, Test 1 15%, Test 2 25%, Research Essay 40%
Syllabus:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to global politics, focusing in particular on its origins and historical evolution, its key concepts, major theoretical frameworks, main actors and institutions, the global architecture of power, and its dynamic nature in the process of globalisation. More specifically, the course introduces concepts of power, statecraft, diplomacy, foreign policy, political economy and international security, and examines the evolution of international relations in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course combines the study of concepts and theories with a range of questions about global politics, including: Why bother with theory? Have we reached 'the end of history'? Why is the world divided in nation-states? What factors influence the foreign policy of states? Is the sovereign state in decline? What is the 'new world (dis)order'? Are we experiencing a 'clash of civilisations'? Why do wars occur? Is there such a thing as a just war? What are the causes of terrorism? How is the world organised economically? Do transnational corporations rule the world? Is free trade the solution to global poverty? What are the main global threats of the 21st century? These and other questions will be explored through the examination of a wide range of contemporary issues and case studies, including: the rise of China; the resurgence of Russia; the nuclear threat posed by North Korea; the tensions in the South China Sea; the role of the United Nations; the future of the European Union, particularly after Brexit; the increasing power of transnational corporations, such as Wal-Mart, Google and Facebook; the terrorist threat posed by Al-Qaeda and Islamic State; the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Palestine; the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar; and, last but not least, the role of the United States in global politics, particularly since the election of Donald Trump.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21469 LE01 350 43 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 9am - 10am The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 4pm - 5pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 9am - 10am The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 4pm - 5pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21470 TU18 22 FULL 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21471 TU17 22 3 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
4 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
21473 TU14 22 FULL 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
21474 TU12 22 FULL 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
4 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21475 TU11 22 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21476 TU10 22 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21477 TU09 22 21 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
21478 TU08 22 FULL 2 Aug - 23 Aug Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
6 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21479 TU07 22 FULL 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
4 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
21480 TU06 22 2 2 Aug - 23 Aug Friday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
6 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
21482 TU04 22 FULL 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
4 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21483 TU03 22 FULL 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21484 TU02 22 13 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
21485 TU01 22 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29004 TU16 22 2 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG14, Teaching Room
29007 TU19 22 4 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room