Overviews global and national responses to peace and war in international politics. Taking Australia as a case study, examines relationships with neighbouring countries in terms of responses to rights, regional conflict, trade and security. Explores the global political context surrounding issues of peace, war and international relations relating to aid, justice, national and civil conflict, defence, peace-keeping and pluralist identities.
I Understanding the international political context
Topic 1. Understanding world politics
Topic 2. Global politics
II National approaches to global politics (focusing on the Australian perspective)
Topic 3. Globalisation and trade
Topic 4. National security and defence
Topic 5. Foreign policy and regional relations
III Issues in peace, war & world politics
Topic 6. Armed conflict
Topic 7. Nationalism, ethnic conflict and religion
Topic 8. Global south, aid and justice
Topic 9. Gender, war and peace
Topic 10. Peacekeeping, intervention and peace-building
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically evaluate a nation-state's trade, military, humanitarian and foreign policy responses to international politics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of global politics||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||contrast issues of peace and war in several conflict zones||Intellectual rigour|
|4||demonstrate some comprehension of the role of nationalism, religion, poverty, gender and peacekeeping in international politics||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||develop evaluative positions on the ethical state of global politics and present these positions as reasoned arguments.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 1,2 hours (12 weeks)|
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