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2012 HSA302 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
HSA302 H
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 H On Campus 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 I Distance 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 L Distance 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 N Distance 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Sem 1 W Distance 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012

* 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;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion 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
   Web dependent - L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Fully online - I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,W,H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units

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

STAFF: Dr Matt Killingsworth (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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