Bachelor of Arts
International Relations - unit set code MJ-A000018
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)
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 .
|AIR120||Australia and the World|
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:
|AIE255||Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics|
|AIR205||The Rise of China|
|AIR236||Global Capitalism and its Discontent *|
|AIR245||American Foreign Policy|
|AIR225||Global Environmental Politics **|
|AIR234||Order and Justice in World Politics|
|AIR243||International Relations of the Asia-Pacific|
|AIR244||Conflict, Security and Terrorism|
|AIR292||Study Tour: America and the International System|
|AIR347||Crises and Risk in International Relations|
|AIR342||Theories of International Relations|
* AIR236 is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching and this unit is also offered in trimester 3.
** AIR225 not offered 2014. Reoffered 2015 subject to approval.