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Theories of World Politics

Undergraduate | LTU-POL2TWP | 2024

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21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Theories of World Politics

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Identify the different theoretical approaches that explain world politics
    2. Critically analyse the main ideas and claims of each of the theories of international relations and world politics
    3. Understand how theories of international relations and world politics have emerged in response to changing intellectual, political and economic circumstances.
    4. Apply International Relations theories to examine developments in world politics.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed Level one POL coded subjects to the value of 15 credit points.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed POL3TWP (Theories of World Politics) are ineligible to enrol in this subject

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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