Bachelor of Arts

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International Relations - unit set code MJ-A000018

The International Relations major sequence focuses on understanding conflict and cooperation and, war and peace in contemporary international politics. Students examine the system of states before, during and after the Cold War, the nature of power and security, global issues, human rights and Australia's place in the world.

On successful completion of the International Relations major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to identify and critically synthesise themes and arguments
  • an ability to develop policies within real-world contexts
  • an ability to distinguish declaratory policy from operational policy (i.e. words from deeds)
  • an ability to understand and explain the international forces which shape our environment.

Students majoring in International Relations should also consider a complementary major sequence or electives in Politics and Policy Studies .



Level 1

Trimester 1

AIR108Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIR109Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Select a further 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1

AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR205/AIR305Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR236/AIR336Unit description is currently unavailable *

AIR245/AIR345Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

AIE363Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR220/AIR320Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR225/AIR325Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR234/AIR334Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR342Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR243/AIR343Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR244/AIR344Unit description is currently unavailable **


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching and this unit is also offered in trimester 3.

** Not offered in 2010.

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