International Relations

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

International Relations

Major

A major in International Relations requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of compulsory 1000-level core units *
(ii) 12 credit points of compulsory 2000-level core units *
(iii) 18 credit points of selective 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit
* Selective units can replace core units already completed in another major

Minor

A minor in International Relations requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of compulsory 1000-level core units *
(ii) 12 credit points of compulsory 2000-level core units *
(iii) 12 credit points of selective 3000-level units
* If these compulsary core units have already been completed in another major, then they can be replaced with selectives.

1000 level units of study

Core
GOVT1621
Introduction to International Relations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT1641
Introduction to Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT1661
Politics and Popular Culture
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

Core
GOVT2991
Political Analysis
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
N GOVT2091
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT2921
Intermediate International Relations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT2119
Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
N GOVT2109
Semester 2
GOVT2225
International Security in 21st Century
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
N GOVT2205
Semester 1
GOVT2226
International Organisations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
N GOVT2206
Semester 2
GOVT2603
Media Politics and Political Communication
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 2
GOVT2617
Introduction to Non-Traditional Security
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 1

3000 level units of study

Selective
GOVT3661
Politics of the Pacific region
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3901
Digital Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3980
Democracy and Dictatorship
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3986
Gender, Security and Human Rights
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2336
Semester 2
GOVT3988
Globalisation, Governance and the State
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2440
Semester 1
GOVT3989
Divided Societies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2412 or GOVT2442
Semester 2
GOVT3990
Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2774
Semester 1
GOVT3993
Power
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT3991
Semester 1
GOVT3996
Science, Tech and International Security
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2618
Semester 1
GOVT3999
Terrorism and Organised Crime
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3622
Politics of Intl Economic Relations
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2221 or GOVT2201
Semester 1
GOVT3623
Non-state Actors in Global Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 2
GOVT3625
Global Health, Politics and Security
6      Semester 1
GOVT3631
Politics of the Global South
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the International Relations major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Politics and International Relations stream
Semester 1
GOVT3664
Key Concepts in Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2616
Semester 2
GOVT3665
Collateral Damage and The Cost of Conflict
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3671
Australian Foreign and Security Policy
6    N GOVT2116 or GOVT2106
Semester 2
GOVT3672
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in GOVTor 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
N GOVT2405 or GOVT2445
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary project

GOVT3898
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3900
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

The Honours track in International Relations requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level core seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level core Honours thesis units

Honours core seminar units of study

GOVT4111
Research Methods and Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT4112
Topics in International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT4113
Topics in Politics
6      Semester 1

Honours thesis units of study

GOVT4114
Govt and Int Relations Honours Thesis 1
12      Semester 1
GOVT4115
Govt and Int Relations Honours Thesis 2
24      Semester 2

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Philosophy are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.