International Politics

POL10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

2020 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
4 Nov 19 - 9 Feb 20

Results:
3 Mar 20

Last self enrolment:
10 Nov 19

Census:
29 Nov 19

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Dec 19

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Last withdraw without fail:
21 Aug 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit provides an introduction to foundational concepts and theories of international politics and their application to historical and contemporary case studies, which will include war and peace, security, power, political economy and globalization. It focuses on the relationship and interaction between state and non-state actors in global politics, as well as compares and contrasts the various approaches that explain and interpret events. The unit also critically assesses and analyses the foundational theories, concepts and approaches in their underlying assumptions and outcomes.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically review the major institutions, actors, and issues shaping world politics
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories and concepts used in the study of international politics
3. Understand how political scientists analyse and explain international politics
4. Apply theories of international politics to empirical case studies
5. Present clear arguments based on research and evidence and evaluate arguments in terms of their strengths and weaknesses, both independently and with others

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