Subject: INTS10001 International Politics
3 Comments on INTS10001 International Politics
This subject was a lot of fun, and dealt with some really interesting concepts such as the role of the state in the modern world, the EU, and war/terrorism. It also provided a really great foundation for a lot of important political theories, which were more clearly explained in practical terms in this subject than in others I've taken. Daniel McCarthy is a really great lecturer, and very approachable. I do wish there were more specific yet brief case studies for each concept/theory explained, but there is only so much time in a semester. My advice: stay on top of lectures, do the readings and google concepts you don't grasp immediately before tutes. If you walk in with little understanding, it's hard to catch up.
Quite a good subject, you don't need to have studied International politics before to take this subject. but even if you have you'll probably learn a few new things. The first few weeks is basically a brief history of international politics since hunter gatherer times. Which seems like a difficult task, but its done well.
Really enjoyed this unit. It is a great introduction to international relations, giving you a solid grounding in history, theory and contemporary issues. The assessments were fair, easy to pass if you have a grasp on the content. The tutorials were very engaging and gave me the opportunity to apply what we were covering in the lectures to current affairs (props to Kennedy). Overall would highly recommend, both as a breadth and as part of the Politics major.