University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10175 LE01 120 4 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 11am - 12pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10176 SG03 40 2 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 2pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 2pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
10177 SG02 40 FULL 2 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 12pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 12pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
10178 SG01 40 2 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room