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Understanding International Politics

Undergraduate | MUR-POL161 | 2024

Chip away at the issues and relationships that define contemporary global affairs. Examine the global role of capitalism and democracy. Apply idealistic, constructivist, Marxist and feminist thinking to your research about international relations.

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100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Understanding International Politics

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will:

    1. Discuss and explain a wide range of issues and processes in international politics
    2. Differentiate various International Relations theories, such as realism, idealism, constructivism, feminism, and critical theory
    3. Explain the history of International Relations and identify its landmark debates
    4. Identity and discuss major global issues, such as globalisation, modernisation, development, and global warming
    5. Communicate clearly and coherently in writing.

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Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-PTR161 (Not currently available)

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0.125 EFTSL
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