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GOVT2921: Intermediate International Relations

This unit provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the main areas, processes, actors and structures involved in contemporary international relations. The unit is designed to build on the theoretical and historical knowledge the students have acquired in GOVT1621, and develops the students' understanding of the international system. The unit covers three main areas; international security, international organisations, and international political economy.

Code GOVT2921
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
A minimum of 36 credit points including 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT units

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate disciplinary expertise in international security, international political economy, international law, and international organisations.
  • LO2. Identify the ethical dilemmas confronting policy makers in the international system as well as evaluate the different dynamics involved in different domains of activity.
  • LO3. Construct a reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement.
  • LO4. Analyse the use and value of primary research in the discipline of international relations.
  • LO5. Compare different understandings of global political events and assess the merits of them using relevant evidence across different issue areas.
  • LO6. Discuss fundamental issues in politics with others in a constructive and analytical way.