This is a survey course introducing students to the discipline of political science. It covers concepts relating to state systems, beginning with an introduction to central political ideas. This course is intended to inform students about the range of ideas and themes of interest. Contemporary global events and issues are central to the course.
In general terms, the course will consider broad areas of investigation. The difference between state, country and nation. The relationship between a Government and its people; states including trade and international treaties; and the influence of political power on geographical space.