Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Politics papers

100-level

Semester 1

  • POLS 104 International Relations – Introduction
  • POLS 105 Comparative Politics – Introduction

Semseter 2

  • POLS 101 Political Philosophy – Basic Problems
  • POLS 102 New Zealand Politics – Introduction

^ Top of page

200-level

Semester 1

Semseter 2

Not offered in 2022

  • POLS 250 International Security in a Globalizing World
  • POLS 221 New Zealand Political Parties and Elections
  • POLS 228 Contemporary Issues in Global Politics

200-level recommendations and options

We highly recommend students consider taking ENGL228 Writing for the Professions. This paper will help develop your skills at writing memos, letters, proposals and reports. For further information, please email english@otago.ac.nz

One of the following can be substituted for one 200-level paper in the POLS major with Head of Programme approval (please note that substitutions are not possible in the POLS minor):

300-level

Summer school

Semester 1

Semester 2

Not offered in 2022

  • POLS 301 Power and Liberty
  • POLS 303 New Zealand's Political Economy
  • POLS 323 Marxism: Classical and Contemporary
  • POLS 325 International Relations: Concepts and Theories

Paper substitutions

The following papers can be substituted for a 300-level POLS paper:

  • CLAS 346 Power and Politics in Roman and Modern Times
  • HUMS 301 Internship Practicum - Relevant work experience undertaken in an approved workplace, enabling the application of skills acquired in an academic environment.
  • ^ Top of Page

400-level

Semester 1

No 400-level papers offered S1 2022.

Semester 2

Not offered in 2022

  • POLS 402 Community, Culture and Rights
    A paper in PPE, Indigenous Development and Gender Studies Honours
    Co-taught with POLS 510

^ Top of Page

500-level

Semester 1

  • POLS 501 “The Political”: Theory and Practice
  • POLS 520 New Zealand Government and Politics
  • POLS 553 The Global Politics of Poverty and Inequality
  • INTS 502 International Politics
  • INTS 504 International Legal Issues

Semester 2

  • POLS 512 The Ethics and Politics of Resistance
  • POLS 541 International Relations and the Global South
  • POLS 550 Comparative Regional Conflicts

Full year

Not offered in 2022

^ Top of Page