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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

AIR108 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIR109 Unit 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

AIE255 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR205/AIR305 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR236/AIR336 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

AIR245/AIR345 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

AIE363 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR220/AIR320 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR225/AIR325 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR234/AIR334 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR342 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR243/AIR343 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIR244/AIR344 Unit 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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