• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Luke Glanville
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course explores the fundamental characteristics of the contemporary international system through the study of its historical evolution. It will take a thematic approach to examining how the ideas, actors, and institutions that have defined the international system in the modern period arose, evolved, and sometimes disappeared over time. It will consider the forces that have shaped human interaction across political and geographic boundaries over the past five centuries and analyse their legacies for contemporary international relations.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the end of the course, students will be able to:1. Critically understand the evolution of the international system across the past five centuries.
2. Appraise the legacies of this history for contemporary international relations.
3. Develop skills in writing and speaking to different audiences on the past, present, and potential futures of the international system.
4. Demonstrate a keen understanding of the role of various forms of power in how the modern world reached its current state.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.

Indicative Assessment

5000 - 6000 words of written assessment, comprising essays, seminar papers and an examination, as deemed appropriate by lecturer.

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Workload

 

 

Ten hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and eight for reading and writing. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Preliminary Reading

 

 

 

 

Reading required before the course begins.

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
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8284 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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