This course introduces you to the academic field of international relations, including some key concepts and debates about major real-world developments in international relations, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region.
In this course, you’ll explore the mechanisms and decisions through which trade, production and finance have been globalised, and the impacts of these processes. You’ll also study key relationships between security and globalisation, transnationalism and regionalism, as well as core concepts such as the security dilemma, securitisation and security communities. Additionally, the course covers conflict between different principles of order and justice in world politics. You’ll develop your ability to collect and interpret information; to analyse arguments, policies and developments; and to construct cogent verbal and written arguments on international relations subjects. The course will also enhance your understanding of the ways in which knowledge of international relations is utilised, including in professional employment.