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POLIS 2114 - Approaches in International Relations

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Students enrolled in Bachelor of International Relations
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Group Work 25%, Minor Essay 30%, Policy Analysis Paper 45%
Syllabus:

This course aims to provide students with the tools to enhance their understanding of the increasingly complex arena of global politics. In recent years we have witnessed the rise of new powers, like China, global economic and political crises, rapid technological change, the heightened power of private actors, like corporations and philanthropic organisations, and the growth of non-state groups, such as transnational terrorist organisations. These dynamic political forces have created an increasingly diverse and unpredictable world. The course will emphasise the study of both mainstream and critical approaches in the discipline of International Relations, such as, realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and feminism. It will also give focussed attention to normative theorising in International Relations, theories of international political economy and emerging non-Eurocentric approaches. By using the tools provided by these approaches, students will be able to make better sense of contemporary trends in global politics. In addition, by studying these approaches, students will gain awareness of the analytical assumptions that underpin policy making and policy analysis on issues of global political concern.

Course Fees

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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 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11393 LE01 80 25 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11394 SG03 20 2 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
2 May - 30 May Thursday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
11395 SG02 31 5 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
11396 SG01 30 19 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
3 May - 31 May Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room