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INTR13-315: Africa and the Middle East


This subject provides students with an understanding of two regions with a powerful impact on the international system: Africa and the Middle East. Their histories, politics, cultures and economies are woven into a study of the wider strategic significance of these regions in global affairs. Areas of interest include resources and development, conflict zones and terrorism, Sino-African engagement, and the changing geopolitical landscape on the Arabian peninsula. Through a thematic approach and case studies, students gain an insight into the dynamics of these regions, and the implications for regional and international stability.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: INTR13-315
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Africa and the Middle East and these regions’ role in world affairs
  2. Demonstrate research skills in areas of particular interest or policy relevance
  3. Lead and collaborate in team tasks that require analysis of information and incorporation of diverse views
  4. Understand the dynamics of Africa and the Middle East within the International Relations system so that well-developed judgement and responsible assessments are made

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.