• 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, Political Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr April Biccum
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course provides a broad ranging introduction to the study of international relations. It concentrates primarily on the major events (eg The World Wars, The Nuclear age, The Cold War); ideas (realism, liberalism, communism) and strategic practices (eg balance of power, collective security, deterrence) that have shaped the traditional international relations agenda, before engaging the new agenda of the post-Cold War era, particularly the new international political economy of the globalisation era and its impact upon Australian foreign policy. It also explores elements of the war on terror of the post 9/11 period.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

Short Document Analysis, 800 words (10%) Essay 1700-2000 words (40%), examination (40%) and tutorial participation (10%).

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Two hours of lectures and one tutorial a week. Lectures will be taped.

Students will be required to spend an average of seven hours per week - outside of direct contact hours - preparing for tutorials, researching essay and exam topics.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Preliminary Reading

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

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4257 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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