International Politics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Politics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    HY102 and HY101 or PL100 and PL101

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course explores issues and debates in contemporary international politics. It introduces students to some fundamental concepts and ideas of international politics, including the nation state, sovereignty, diplomacy and international law. The course also examines key theoretical approaches to studying international politics and how these may help explain some contemporary global problems and processes - namely conflict, cooperation and globalisation. Issues examined in this course include terrorism, humanitarian intervention and nuclear proliferation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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