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Arts

HIR311

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HIR301 Great Power Foreign Policies
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR302 International Security
HIR303 International Relations of Asia
HIR304 Order, Violence and Justice
HIR305 Australian Foreign Policy
HIR306 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR307 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR308 International Cooperation
HIR309 Third World Development Politics
HIR310 Global Environmental Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR311 Approaches to International Relations
HPP301 Understanding Governance
HPP302 Understanding Public Policy
HPP305 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP306 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HPP308 Sustainable Community Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP309 Political Activism and Community Engagement
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP310 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP311 Social Policy in Welfare States
HPP312 Australian Environmental Politics and Policy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP313 Landmarks in Political Science
HPP314 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HPP315 American Politics
HPP316 Parliamentary Internship
HPP317 Public Sector Internship
HPP318 Special Topic in Politics and International Relations
HPP320 Women, Politics and Power
HPP321 Sex. Drugs and Toxic Waste: The Politics of Risk and Regulation
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSP322 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP323 Social Conflict Resolution C
HSP325 Social Research in Professional Practice A
HSP326 Social Research in Professional Practice B
HSP327 Social Research in Professional Practice C
HSP332 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP333 Social Conflict Resolution C

2013 HIR311 Approaches to International Relations

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: unit is highly recommended for students completing an International Relations major

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HIR311 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION
This is a 'capstone' (highly recommended) third year unit for all students undertaking a major in International Relations. It surveys the major theoretical perspectives on international relations and explores how they can assist us to understand world politics. In particular, it examines the major traditions of realism and liberalism in international relations, in addition to Marxist and constructivist approaches. In addition to studying the main assumptions made by each conceptual approach, we will also examine practical case studies relating to important current issues such as war and security, globalisation, poverty, power and polarity, international organisations, and justice and human rights. Students will then be able to evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the theories under review, gaining a superior knowledge of international relations in the process.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,500-word essay (40%), 1000-word critical review essay (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
M.Excl HIR211, HSA302
Prereq 25% introductory, HSG or HIR or HPP units

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Matt Killingsworth and Dr Terry Narramore(Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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