International Relations Theory and Methods - INTR3025 (S1) [Compulsory]
The course introduces students to the various sub schools and expands the postivist based theories. The concepts of critical theory and constructivism are also introduced. Students learn to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Transnational Issues in International Politics - INTR3012 (S2) [Compulsory]
Newly recognised transnational concerns are analysed. It examines the history and contribution to the international system.
Issues studied include:
- International drug trafficking
- The international media
- Land mines proliferation
- International organisations
South African Foreign Policy - INTR3024A
This course defines and analyses the goals and objectives of South Africa's foreign policy agenda. Specific attention is paid to South Africa's foreign policy aspirations both in Africa and globally.
Foreign Policy Analysis - INTR3023 (S1)
Approaches to foreign policy are examined. Using case studies, the variables determinig foreign policy are explored. The value of independent variables such as history, culture and personality are evaluated.
Intermediate Political Economy - INTR3022 (S1) [E]
Complex economic theories are introduced. Student’s use of quantitative research skills to analyse economic data is expanded. Students are asked to critically evaluate existing policies of IPE actors.
US Foreign Policy - INTR3013 (S1) [E]
This course considers the issues and concerns which influence the foreign relations of the strongest state in the international system. The goals and priorities of America’s global role are analysed. An emphasis is placed on United States-Africa policies during the post-Cold War era.
International Organisations III - INTR3002 (S2) [E]
Regional Studies Middle East - INTR3010 (S2) [E]
This course provides an understanding of the dynamics of domestic, regional and international politics in the Middle East. The course examines:
- The Arab-Israeli conflict
- Prospects for peace
- The impact of political Islam and the foreign policy of selected Arab states
Regional Studies East Asia - INTR3008 (S2) [E]
This course explores economic and political interaction in East Asia. It also investigates the international relations of Asian nations with countries outside of East Asia. Some of the themes covered include:
- The international political economy and security of East Asia
- The rise of China
- Japan’s relations with East Asia
Regional Studies Africa - INTR3021 (S2) [E]
The course expands on issues such as the impact of colonialism and the roles played by African states in regional organisations, the African Union and in international fora. The International Political Economy of Africa is examined. The roles of sub-state actors in shaping African states international relations are also discussed.