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International Relations Theory (POL603)

Organisational Unit Faculty of Arts, Education and Creative Media
Credit Points 4
Availability Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit focuses on a selection of classical and contemporary texts in order to enhance students' understanding of theory and contemporary debates in the academic study of international relations and to prepare students to become producers of new knowledge by focusing their attention on issues on ontology, epistemology, and methodology in the study on international relations. Major themes may include morality and politics; debates over methods and theory; foreign policy and global conflict; and the search for peace.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminar: 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Postgraduate course.
Co-requisite: Internet access if studying externally.
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Postgraduate Certificate in Security Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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