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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate in International Relations aims to: * provide qualified students with an introduction to the academic field of International Relations; with opportunities to gain exposure to aspects of International Relations not previously encountered and/or to consolidate aspects covered in previous studies; * introduce key theoretical concepts, major historical themes and significant current issues within International Relations; * provide an introduction to an International Relations perspective on the Asia-Pacific region in particular; * develop an appreciation of the professional context in which graduates with International Relations credentials may find employment; * assist students to further develop skills in comprehension, research, bibliography, analysis, verbal argument and professional writing. Learning outcomes Graduates from this course should be able to: * appreciate the broad dimensions and content of the academic field of International Relations; * understand the key theoretical concepts, major historical themes and significant current issues within International Relations; * critically read, analyse and utilise the academic and professional literature in International Relations; * prepare themselves for more advanced studies through the Graduate Diploma in International Relations and the Master of Arts (International Relations); * apply further developed skills in academic research, verbal argument and professional writing.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature, and may take into account relevant work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in International Relations
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in International Relations is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis. It articulates with the Graduate Diploma in International Relations and the Australian program of the Master of Arts (International Relations).

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [January, 2009]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in International Relations, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    18 units selected from the following:

    ASST7017
        

    Australia in Asia
        

    6

    POLI7016
        

    Governance and the New Political Economy of East Asia
        

    6

    POLI7027
        

    France and Social Democracy: Comparative and International Perspectives
        

    6

    POLI7037
        

    Gender and Politics in Latin America
        

    6

    POLI7038
        

    Political Economy of Reform in China Since 1978
        

    6

    POLI7047
        

    Justice and World Order: Theories and Debates
        

    6

    POLI7056
        

    Supervised Honours Study and Research
        

    6

    POLI7058
        

    Cuban Politics in the Post-Cold War Era
        

    6

    POLI7060
        

    States, Nations and International Relations
        

    6

    POLI7061
        

    Global Security in the Information Age
        

    6

    POLI7062
        

    International Human Rights: Theory and Practice
        

    6

    POLI7063
        

    African Politics: Global Issues
        

    6

    POLI8011
        

    Development Praxis: Equity, Sustainability and Participation
        

    6

    No more than 12 units may be chosen from the following:

    AMST3011
        

    The Alliance: The Shaping of Australian and American Trade and Strategic Policy
        

    6

    DVST1001A
        

    The Political Economy of International Development
        

    6

    INTR1006A
        

    International Relations: An Introduction
        

    6

    INTR1007A
        

    Australia and the World
        

    6

    INTR1010A
        

    The Middle East: From the Rebirth of Zionism to the Iraq War
        

    6

    INTR2004
        

    Peace and War
        

    6

    INTR2024
        

    The Modern International System
        

    6

    INTR2044
        

    Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region
        

    6

    INTR3004
        

    Australian Foreign Policy
        

    6

    INTR3022
        

    Regionalism in East Asia: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond
        

    6

    INTR3039
        

    International Political Economy and World Order
        

    6

    INTR3058
        

    Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific
        

    6

    INTR3061
        

    Food, Frontiers and International Relations
        

    6

    INTR3062
        

    Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Security
        

    6

    INTR3064
        

    Africa on a Global Stage
        

    6

    INTR3065
        

    The United States, International Relations and World Politics
        

    6

    POLI3060
        

    Globalisation and Ethics
        

    6

    SOCI3037
        

    Nations and the Challenges of Multiculturalism and Globalisation
        

    6

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;
        * a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken.

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