• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject ANU College
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jana Von Stein
    • Dr Richard Frank
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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:

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of some of the most important ideas, issues and events in international relations particularly in the period since World War 1;
  2. demonstrate an enhanced appreciation of the contemporary international relations agenda;
  3. comprehend and articulate their thoughts on issues of major current significance; and
  4. demonstrate the development of strong research, writing and analytical skills.

Indicative Assessment

Short Document Analysis, 800 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Essay 1700-2000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Examination (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

160 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 75 hours of contact: 75 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 85 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Diploma of Liberal Studies (ELIBS). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POLS1005 or POLS2015.

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:
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
2018 $3558
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4740
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
4996 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 08 Jun 2018 In Person N/A

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