Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L1.5P

Incompatible

GT251, POLS2202

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Case studies, essay and exam

Course coordinator

A/Prof Matt McDonald

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

The course examines the foreign policy culture and policy choices associated with the great powers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It offers ways to answer such questions as the following: How is foreign policy constructed and conducted? How do the great powers cope with an ever-changing international order, and are they able to bend and shape it in a way that satisfies them? How important is it to consider how other states may be affected by these changes? How do great powers choose between alternatives? Are there things that they can do and others that they cannot? Why is it so? Do these limitations apply only to the weak who suffer what they must or do they also apply to the strong? What goals do given states seek to achieve with their foreign policy, and how can we know?

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile