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Introduction to Global Politics - WPOL108

International developments such as the uprisings in the Arab world, the rise of China and climate change demonstrate that we live in a fast-changing world. This unit equips students with a deeper understanding of the structural forces that shape the world we live in by introducing them to the key issues, institutions, ideas and actors involved in global politics. The first section of the unit outlines the historical context and fundamental institutions of contemporary global politics. The second section covers key contemporary issues including great power rivalry, security challenges, globalization, climate change, refugees and global inequality. The unit gives students the foundations necessary for undertaking a major in International Relations or Politics.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Ms Kimberley Duncan



NCCW(s): POL108
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: DiplomaMUIC unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie University International College

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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