POLS202-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

International Relations and Humanitarian Ideals

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course examines the intersection of international relations and humanitarian ideals. It examines debates over the meaning of sovereignty, the role of identity and ethnicity in war, and the impact of human rights in international and global politics. These issues are illustrated via case studies of humanitarian intervention and the war on terror.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Any 15 points at 100 level from POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or
the Schedule V of the BCom.

Course Coordinator

Jeremy Moses


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final exam 25% Two long answers
Tutorial participation & attendance 15% Assessment based on 10 tutorials
Reading tests 20% 10 Multiple Choice Tests - weekly
Major Essay 09 Oct 2020 40% 2,000 – 2,500 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All POLS202 Occurrences

  • POLS202-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • POLS202-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)