University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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, Test 1, Test 2, Research essay
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 role of the United States in global politics; 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; the impact of global pandemics (e.g. Covid-19); and the multiple threats posed by climate change in the 21st century.

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Undergraduate
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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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29071 LEC0 260 29 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20269 TU13 20 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
20270 TU12 20 1 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
20274 TU08 20 2 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20275 TU07 20 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20276 TU06 20 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20277 TU05 20 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20278 TU04 20 2 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20279 TU03 20 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
20280 TU02 20 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
22116 TU16 20 1 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
22117 TU15 20 FULL 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
22118 TU14 20 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room