Bachelor of International Relations (BIntRel)

Program Code

BINTR

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The program offers students an opportunity to explore the interrelations between nations and peoples, and to examine global politics, problems, and actors from a variety of perspectives. As well as core topics in international security, global justice and foreign policy, students have the opportunity to complete a minor in History, International Development, International Business, Geography, or a language. The program also includes a variety of approaches to citizenship and human rights, with a particular focus in the area of global citizenship. Students complete core courses in international politics and a wide range of closed electives, as well as a minor in a relevant area. The program incorporates a range of international experiences, including study tours and an international studies internship.

The Bachelor of International Relations is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.
 

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of International Relations

There shall be a Bachelor of International Relations.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of International Relations, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquring Mind
  2. Closed Electives to the value of 18 units
  3. At least one minor to the value of 18 units, with no more than 6 units at Level I, at least 6 units at Level II and 6 units at Level III:
    • Geography, Environment and Population
    • History
    • International Business
    • International Development
  4. Language studies courses to the value of at least 9 units, with not more than 6 units at Level I and at least 3 units at Level II. (Exemption: International students and/or students studying a Diploma in Languages or a language major or minor in another degree are exempt from completing the mandatory language component, although may complete language units in a different language if they wish.) Languages can be chosen from the following disciplines:
    • Chinese Studies
    • French Studies
    • German Studies
    • Indonesian Studies
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Spanish Studies
  5. Open electives to the value of 9 units or an additional 9 units of language studies courses to complete a minor of 18 units in the chosen language.
  6. Not more than 24 units at Level I
  7. Level II and III courses to the value of at least 48 units, with at least 18 units at Level III
  8. Level II courses to the value of 6 units must be completed before commencing Level III courses.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 18 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 1102 Introduction to Global Politics 3
POLIS 1104 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 2114 Approaches in International Relations 3

Level III

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 3107 International Relations Internship 6
POLIS 3108 International Relations Practice 6