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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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Units
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Amount
3
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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20223 LE01 400 126 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 2pm - 3pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 3pm - 4pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20241 TU19 22 16 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20242 TU18 22 13 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20244 TU16 22 10 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20247 TU13 22 15 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20248 TU12 22 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20249 TU11 22 17 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20250 TU10 22 2 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20251 TU09 22 9 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20252 TU08 22 2 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20253 TU07 22 13 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20255 TU05 22 4 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20257 TU03 22 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20258 TU02 22 3 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20259 TU01 22 1 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20854 TU26 22 7 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
20855 TU25 22 1 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
28637 TU28 20 4 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
28754 TU31 20 15 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
28755 TU30 20 14 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
28756 TU29 20 10 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room