To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
A student may complete a major sequence of 36 units in International Relations by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), one Year 2 topics (4.5 units) and two Year 3 topics (9 units) plus three additional topics (13.5 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed in the program of study below.
A student may complete a minor sequence of 18 units in International Relations by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), at least one Year 2 topic (4.5 units) plus an additional topic (4.5 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed in the program of study below.
A minor in International Relations is not available to students who commenced the Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts from 1 January 2019.
The minor sequence is not available to students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary) from 1 January 2020.
The International Relations major aims to produce graduates who have acquired an understanding of:
- the key political, social, economic, strategic, historical and cultural relationships within the modern world
- foreign policy, diplomacy, war and other forms of military action, political economy and other modes of interaction between the countries, economies and peoples of the world and the theories that seek to explain them
- Australia's place and the role within the Asian region and globally
- an understanding of societies, cultures and alternative systems of governance throughout the world, especially those parts that are of particular significance to Australia
- the impact of globalisation and environmental challenges on international transactions and perspectives.
Graduates with a major in International Relations should be able to:
- communicate in a professional and culturally aware manner through high quality written and analytical and oral presentation skills
- confidently adapt to challenges in different workplace environments
- demonstrate a developed skill set that allows them to contribute effectively to specific specialist areas of International Relations, taken broadly to include foreign policy, theory, international political economy, studies of other countries, societies and governance structures
- apply their professional knowledge to the formulation of policies, the provision of policy advice, the preparation of policy analyses, and the undertaking of policy research and evaluation in the field of International Relations
- apply analytical and research skills suitable for higher study or employment in the field of International Relations, including the political, social and political economic analysis, normative evaluation, archival and historical research, documentary and data interpretation, and bibliographic compilation
- be well-equipped for graduate-entry positions, especially within the public sector and in organisations with an international focus.
Program of study
The following is the program of study for a 36 unit major sequence in International Relations and should be read in conjunction with the course rule for the degree in which you are enrolled.
Major - International Relations
Year 1 topics
INTR1006 International Relations: An Introduction (4.5 units)
Plus 4.5 units from the year 1 topics listed below:
AMST1002 America and the World: The United States in a Global Context (4.5 units)
GOVT1001 Fundamentals of Public Policy (4.5 units)
GOVT1003 Revolutionary Ideas: Political & Economic (4.5 units)
HIST1803 The Lucky Country? A Brief History of Australia (4.5 units)
INTR1102 Modern Asia since 1945 (4.5 units)
POLI1003 An Introduction to Democracy and Government (4.5 units)
Year 2 topics
GOVT2003 The International Political System (4.5 units)
Plus select an additional 9 units from the Option topics listed below
Year 3 topics
GOVT3001 Critical Approaches to International Relations (4.5 units)
INTR3001 Australian Foreign Policy (4.5 units)
Plus select an additional 4.5 units from the Option topics listed below
AMST3013 The Alliance and the Re-Emergence of China (4.5 units)
AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC (9 units)
GOVT3002 Digital Governance, Cyber Security & the Future of Democracy (4.5 units)
GOVT3005 International Relations and Political Science Practicum (4.5 units)
INTR2005 The Next Superpower? The Rise of China in the 21st Century (4.5 units)
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights (4.5 units)
INTR2100 Reimagining the Global South (4.5 units)
INTR3006 The Rise of the Indo-Pacific (4.5 units)
INTR3101 Global Inequality (4.5 units)
Refer to Honours- Government and International Relations