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ATS2570

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Beth Edmondson

Synopsis

This unit provides an historical approach to the study of international relations, incorporating an array of theoretical perspectives and conceptual tools. The focus of the unit will be upon the evolution of the international political system, engaging directly with the question of inevitability of war, the nature of a balance of power and prospects for peace. Students will examine issues such as the significance of states, the meaning and scope of sovereignty, and effectiveness of international law.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify the main actors and structural developments in international relations;
  2. engage with key debates and identify factors in the evolution of international relations;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of conceptual and analytical models of international relations; and
  4. analyse relations between states.

Assessment

Written work: 60%
2 hour exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours per week (1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS1312 and ATS1898 or HPL1504, or equivalent

Prohibitions

GSC3503, GSC4503, HPL3503, HPL4503, ATS3570