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INTR13-313: Contemporary Globalisations


This subject examines contemporary formulations of international relations, the global system and related institutions. Beginning with an overview of the existing approaches to globalisation and International Relations, the subjects then examines the role of multilateral institutions in providing frameworks for global and regional governance. Various United Nations agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the African Union (AU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other groups have been increasingly involved in addressing non-traditional security challenges including climate change, transnational crime and weapons proliferation. The subject explores alternative approaches to power, globalisation, environmental diplomacy, the role of strategic and political cultures, and new ‘world order’ transitions. The seminar series is structured to allow students to develop expertise in chosen areas over the semester, with a focus on research and knowledge innovation. Students are encouraged to take up individual topics that are of personal, professional or vocational interest.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and articulate the role of global and regional institutions in managing globalization and contemporary challenges via seminar presentations and written work.
2. Communicate their ideas, lead class discussion and present research concerning Contemporary Globalisation themes in group settings.
3. Demonstrate intermediate level research and academic writing skills by the production of a research paper related to the Subject.
4. Synthesize related knowledge, theory, and values and that underpin the practice of the International Relations discipline, operating at an undergraduate level.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021