Introduction to Global Politics
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Engage in the intriguing discipline of International Relations (IR). Through your study, you will analyse key historical developments since World War II and the dominant IR theories that have shaped the world in which we live. The unit encourages you to examine critically the central concepts of international relations. For instance, what are meant by the terms anarchy, power, sovereignty and globalisation. The unit will also address contemporary international issues, such as the question of human rights, the `war on terror', and environmental and economic sustainability.
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete SSK12 or SSK13 before starting this unit.
- awareness of the complexity of world politics
- development of critical skills
- evidence of research and analytical ability.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||The making of foreign policy|
|2||Theories of international relations|
|3||Causes of war|
|4||The rise of US hegemony|
|5||The nature of globalisation|
|10||Gender, race and inequality|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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