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GOVT4112: Topics in International Relations

2023 unit information

The seminar will provide a discussion-based setting to examine core topics in the field of international relations such as international security, international political economy, and international relations theory. Students will discuss and debate ideas, and develop analytical and research essays on topics pitched at an advanced level.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT4112
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Ability to review and apply key IR theories learned from the core units in the Honours thesis
  • LO2. Identify, both analytically and creatively, where theory and practice intersect, especially with reference to the proposed thesis topics
  • LO3. Identify topics and problems associated with key IR theories and concepts
  • LO4. Demonstrate the capacity to engage in research design (planning document)

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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