• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Specialisation code GOIR-SPEC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Globalisation of International Relations Specialisation

This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of International Relations degree program.

“Globalisation” is often used to describe how people are increasingly becoming inter-connected through transformations in global communications, financial and cultural exchange, technological advancement and transport.  This specialised minor examines the global politics associated with bringing people closer together, but it also looks at the fissures that are erupting between people in the post Cold War world.  It will focus upon the dynamics of the international political economy, changes in Global North/South relations, global ideas about human security and development, and the evolving role of the nation-state in an international community.


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this specialisation will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal actors in contemporary global politics and the ways they interact;
  • Understand the global history of interaction between states, peoples, and institutions;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to analyse the role of the international political economy in shaping relationships between peoples and states;
  • Thoroughly understanding of the debates within the Globalisation literature.
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This specialisation may only be undertaken in conjunction with the International Relations major.

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EURO2003 European Union: Policies, Institutions and Challenges 6
MEAS2105 The Political Economy of the Middle East 6
POLS2011 Development and Change 6
POLS2064 Global Social Movements 6
POLS2075 Globalism and the Politics of Identity 6
POLS2095 Development in Latin America 6
POLS2101 Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 6
POLS2109 The Politics of Empire 6
POLS2113 Human Rights in International Relations 6
POLS2117 The International Relations of Latin America 6
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