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INR8010 International Relations: Guided Topics (Masters)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or MBSI or MSTA or BAHN or GCBU or GDBZ.
Enrolment is not permitted in INR8010 if INR4010 has been previously completed.


As a multicultural society with a predominantly European tradition, Australia has often been challenged to re-assess and re-define its regional identity globally in Asia and the Pacific, and to become more sensitive to the cultures and aspirations of their own and other societies. International Relations is a key discipline in this process. This course has been designed to enhance individuals' capacities to assume informed and responsible roles in their social and professional lives in Australia and in the wider world. It does so in terms of further developing their broad social science-based knowledge, their familiarity with relevant theoretical perspectives of International Relations, and their analytical and communicative skills. Students who have successfully completed this course will have specialised knowledge of the formulation of foreign policy, how to analyse foreign policy and an examination of Australian foreign policy in the contemporary era.

Drawing upon frameworks from the discipline of International Relations, the course provides information about, and analysis of, contemporary issues, international relationships and foreign policy formulation. The evolution of the Australia experience and Australians' evolving perceptions, roles, values, and impacts on, primarily, the framing and formation of foreign policy, will be examined.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023