Theorising the International - ARTS2814

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

Equivalent: GLST2105, INST2010, POLS2024

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: International Relations
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Politics

We all talk about 'international affairs' and the 'international community', without necessarily wondering what exactly we mean by 'the international'. This course encourages you to think critically about the concept of the international and various other concepts that are foundational to the discipline of International Relations, including the state, sovereignty, order, law and war. As we investigate each of these concepts, we will engage with a range of issues that are of crucial importance to contemporary global politics and our place in it: Who gets to decide which rules we live by? What does it mean to be a 'global citizen'? Can we hold states to account as moral actors? these are just some of the questions that will animate this course. This is a Level 2 core course in the International Relations major, which builds on skills and knowledge developed through Level 1 study in ARTS1810 Introduction to International Relations and ARTS1811 International Relations: Continuity and Change.
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