Summer Semester 2022/23 - Introduction to International Relations (POLS1201)

26 October 2022

After successful trials in recent summer semesters, we are once again offering our Introduction to International Relations (POLS1201) course over this coming summer semester. The summer cohort is likely to be smaller than in Semester 1 and 2, which will make it easier to have a more engaged learning experience. Dr Andrew Dougall will be teaching the course over the summer semester.

International relations is one of the most complex and intellectually exciting domains of human social interaction. This course introduces students to the major theoretical perspectives in international relations, providing students with a strong background to allow them to analyse world affairs successfully. The course then considers a range of important historical events, contemporary actors, and challenges in the international system, including the sources of insecurity and war, terrorism, globalization and the international political economy, international institutions, international law, and human rights.

Interested? Learn more about why you should enrol in this course by watching the video below – and check out the course details here. Enrolments for Summer Semester close on Friday 11 November. 

Hear from course coordinator Dr Andrew Dougall about how studying international relations can help make sense of today's material issues: