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POLS228 Contemporary Issues in Global Politics

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Focuses on the emergence of contemporary developments such as new actors, regionalism, new media, refugees, the digitisation of international life and global environmental problems, and their impact on world politics.

Paper title Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
Paper code POLS228
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
One 100-Level POLS paper or 72 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility

18 100-level POLS points

Contact

politics@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Lena Tan

Textbooks

There is no textbook for this course

Course outline

Available in semester two, 2020

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand contemporary developments and changes in twenty-first century global politics.
  2. Understand how and why these new developments and trends will have an impact on global affairs.
  3. Analyse and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of mainstream International Relations theories in light of these developments.
  4. Demonstrate analytical, research and writing skills.
  5. Carry out independent and self-directed research and present the findings in a written research essay and policy brief.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Focuses on the emergence of contemporary developments such as new actors, regionalism, new media, refugees, the digitisation of international life and global environmental problems, and their impact on world politics.

Paper title Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
Paper code POLS228
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 100-Level POLS paper or 72 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility

18 100-level POLS points

Contact

politics@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Lena Tan

Textbooks

There is no textbook for this course

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand contemporary developments and changes in twenty-first century global politics.
  2. Understand how and why these new developments and trends will have an impact on global affairs.
  3. Analyse and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of mainstream International Relations theories in light of these developments.
  4. Demonstrate analytical, research and writing skills.
  5. Carry out independent and self-directed research and present the findings in a written research essay and policy brief.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard