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POLS540 International Relations Theory

The basic theories and debates in the international relations theory literature. Theories covered include: realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism.

Paper title International Relations Theory
Paper code POLS540
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,732.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,678.00

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Limited to
MPols
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Nicholas Khoo
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction
  2. Realism
  3. Liberalism
  4. Constructivism
  5. Methodology
  6. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #1
  7. Submission of Review Essay #1
  8. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #2
  9. Submission of Review Essay #2
  10. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #3
  11. Submission of Review Essay#3
Textbooks

There will be no course reader for POLS 540. Readings are available from Library short loan desk.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will have

  • The capacity to analyse and evaluate the issues and debates in the international relations theory literature
  • The ability to conduct independent and self-directed research
  • The ability to synthesise and integrate information from many sources into an original text

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-21

The basic theories and debates in the international relations theory literature. Theories covered include: realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism.

Paper title International Relations Theory
Paper code POLS540
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 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

Limited to
MPols
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Nicholas Khoo
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction
  2. Realism
  3. Liberalism
  4. Constructivism
  5. Methodology
  6. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #1
  7. Submission of Review Essay #1
  8. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #2
  9. Submission of Review Essay #2
  10. Consultation Week: Discuss Review Essay #3
  11. Submission of Review Essay#3
Textbooks

There will be no course reader for POLS 540. Readings are available from Library short loan desk.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will have

  • The capacity to analyse and evaluate the issues and debates in the international relations theory literature
  • The ability to conduct independent and self-directed research
  • The ability to synthesise and integrate information from many sources into an original text

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

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