Courses & Units

Politics of International Relations HIR402

Hobart

Note:

unit offered subject to sufficient numbers

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures of the modern international system and the way it shapes many of the central issues in the world today. The unit is a graduate level survey course on contemporary issues and institutions in international affairs. The unit begins with an examination of the foundational aspects of the international system with a focus on how different theories of international relations explain the workings of the international system. We then move on to some key debates that provide us with further insights into the workings of the system, including debates on the ongoing ramifications of globalization and the spread of democracy. The unit then examines the distribution of power in contemporary international relations. Here it considers: the domestic foundations of America's international role; contemporary American foreign policy; the rise of China and its regional and global consequences; and the process of European integration. The unit concludes with an examination of a number of issues and cases, human rights and humanitarian intervention and the politics of nuclear proliferation.

Summary

Unit name Politics of International Relations
Unit code HIR402
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Dr Matt Killingsworth (Coordinator)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $1,641.00 2019: $4,074.00 090101

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSA420

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Internal: 2 hour seminar weekly (13 weeks)

Distance: Web based delivery

Assessment

Internal: Seminar presentation and report {500 words} (10%), 1500 word Event brief (25%), 6000 word major essay (65%)

Distance: Article critique 1500 words (20%), Theory Testing 1500 Words (20%), Event brief 1500 words (20%), Major essay 3500 words (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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