• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Richard Frank
    • Ms Jana Von Stein
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course provides a broad introduction to the study of international relations. As a field of study, international relations focuses on the political, military, economic, and cultural interaction of state and non-state actors at the global level. The field therefore encompasses a diverse array of topics, from the causes of war to the politics of development, from international institutions to the environment. In this course, we begin by exploring the key concepts, foundational events, issues, and processes of international relations in order to provide the general knowledge and analytic tools necessary to understand, evaluate, and respond to a complex array of problems in the contemporary world.

Learning Outcomes

After Successful completion of this course, students should:

  • Have a broad understanding of some of the most important ideas, issues and events in international relations particularly in the period since World War 1
  • Have an enhanced appreciation of the contemporary international relations agenda
  • Be able to better comprehend and articulate their thoughts on issues of major current significance
  • Have developed stronger research, writing and analytical skills
  • Be well prepared for the comprehensive education in international relations offered by the School of Politics and International Relations.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Quizzes (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5
Midterm examination (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5
Response Paper, 1,000 words (15%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Final Examination, 2 hours (held during the formal examination period) (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5

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Workload


130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures (which will be taped) and 11 hours of tutorials; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed POLS2015 International Politics or ANUC1105.

Preliminary Reading

George, J. et al (eds) Introduction to International Relations:  Australian Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Indicative Reading List

Frieden, Jeffry A., David A. Lake, and Kenneth A. Schultz. 2016. World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions. Third Edition. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3267 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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