Geopolitics, traditionally the study of power relations across geographic space, has transformed to embrace the cyber domain, astropolitics, and the geopolitics of sustainability. Critical issue areas such as the geopolitical impacts of climate change and resource competition are studied alongside enduring classical themes, notably seapower and the return of great power rivalry. The geostrategies employed by global and regional actors, including China, the United States, and Russia across global regions, are examined through the lens of geopolitical theory. This analytical approach is accompanied by historical and regional-cultural contexts, providing students with knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of contemporary geopolitical challenges.
Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design Subject code: INTR11-101 Subject title: INTR11-101: Geopolitics Subject level: Undergraduate Semester/Year: May 2020 Credit points: 10.000
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- Flint, Colin (2017). Introduction to Geopolitics. Third, Milton Taylor and Francis
- Dodds, Klaus (2013). Global Geopolitics: A Critical Introduction. n/a, Oxfordshire, England Routledge
- Sloan, Geoffrey (2017). Geopolitics, geography and strategic history. 1stst, Taylor and Francis
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|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||INTR11-101: Geopolitics|
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance is essential as there are activities for students and discussions conducted in both lecture and tutorial times.|
|[email protected] & Email:||[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.
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On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of geopolitics as a mode of analysis and its historical development to the current era
- Apply theoretical knowledge of geopolitics to contemporary issues and collaborate in projects that require sound organisational and facilitation skills
- Demonstrate understanding of geopolitical principles and strategies within the international relations system so that well-developed judgement and responsible assessments are made for policy and problem-solving
Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed Project Research Project: Part 1: project plan (20%) due in Week 5; and Part 2: research paper of 1,750 words due on Monday of Week 11 (40%). 60.00% Week 5 1,2,3 Presentation Online Forum Participation and Presentation 40.00% Ongoing 1,2,3
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|Project||Research Project: Part 1: project plan (20%) due in Week 5; and Part 2: research paper of 1,750 words due on Monday of Week 11 (40%).||60.00%||Week 5||1,2,3|
|Presentation||Online Forum Participation and Presentation||40.00%||Ongoing||1,2,3|
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Additional subject information
Week 1 - Introduction
Subject overview, definitions and introductory ideas.
Week 2 - Classical Theory 1
Heartland and Rimland.
Week 3 - Classical Theory 2
Week 4 - Geopolitical Debates
Prisoners of Geography or Narratives of Power?
Week 5 - Development of Geopolitics 1
From Imperial Age to Cold War.
Week 6 - Development of Geopolitics 2
From Cold War to Multipolarity.
Week 7 - Contemporary Power and the Domains 1
Land, Sea, Air.
Week 8 - Contemporary Power and the Domains 2
Space and Cyberspace.
Week 9 - Geopoltical Powers on the Rise
Who are they?
Week 10 - Key Geopolitical Regions
Which are the most dynamic?
Week 11 - 21st Century Geopolitical Issues
Including pandemic and climate disruption, development, sustainability and resources.
Week 12 - Conclusion
Review of key themes and insights gained.