Courses & Units

The Great Powers HIR301

Note:

Second year core unit for International Relations major

Introduction

This unit is primarily concerned with changing power structures in contemporary international relations. It thus focuses on assessing the policy intentions and power capabilities of great and rising powers such as the United States, China, the UK, France, Russia and India. Attention will also be directed toward those issue-areas (security, terrorism, globalisation) that promise to dominate international relations for the foreseeable future. 

The unit is specifically designed for students to develop greater awareness of the factors that underlie foreign policy decision-making as the great powers endeavour to maximise their interests in the contemporary international system.

Summary

Unit name The Great Powers
Unit code HIR301
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

TBA

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090103

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HSR201

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus:  web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%); 1000-word critical review essay (10%); 2,000-word research paper (40%); 2-hour end of semester exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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