School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations


100 Level Courses

INTP 113 – Introduction to International Relations

POLS 111 – Introduction to Government and Politics: New Zealand

POLS 112 – Introduction to Political Ideas

POLS 114 – Introduction to Comparative Politics


200 Level Courses

INTP 201 – Special Topic: China's International Relations

INTP 211 – Special Topic: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour

INTP 212 – Special Topic: India's International Relations

INTP 213 – Special Topic: American Foreign Policy

INTP 244 – New Zealand in the World

INTP 245 – Foreign Policy Analysis

INTP 246 – International Politics of Development

INTP 247 – International Relations: Wealth and World Affairs

INTP 248 – International Security

INTP 250 – Special Topic: Selected Issue in Global Politics

INTP 261 – Political Philosophy and International Relations

POLS 203 – East Asian Politics

POLS 205 – The New Europe

POLS 206 – New Zealand Politics: Power, Equality and Diversity

POLS 207 – Modern American Politics

POLS 208 – Political Change in Southeast Asia

POLS 209 – Dictatorships and Revolutions

POLS 211 – Special Topic: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour

POLS 212 – Special Topic: India's International Relations

POLS 218 – Politics and the Media in New Zealand

POLS 269 – Sex and Sexuality


300 Level Courses

INTP 301 – Special Topic: The Politics and Foreign Policy of Japan

INTP 351 – Power and Policies in the European Union

INTP 354 – International Relations of East Asia

INTP 359 – Directed Individual Study

INTP 360 – Special Topic: US Strategy towards Asia and the Middle East

INTP 363 – Empirical Approaches to Human Rights

INTP 365 – Special Topic: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

INTP 370 – Special Topic: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

INTP 371 – Human Security

INTP 372 – International Organisations: Change and Continuity

INTP 374 – International Relations Theory

INTP 376 – Special Topic: Cases in International Security: Strategies and Alliances

INTP 377 – Transnational Activism and Advocacy in Global Politics

INTP 378 – Special Topic: China Field Study

POLS 353 – Growing Pains: New Zealand Politics 1975 to Present

POLS 355 – Special Topic: The Politics of the Pacific Islands

POLS 356 – Political Sociology

POLS 358 – How Democracies Vote

POLS 359 – Directed Individual Study

POLS 362 – A Topic in Political Philosophy: Feminist Theory

POLS 364 – The Media and Election Campaigns: A Comparative Survey

POLS 365 – Special Topic: The Comparative Politics of Globalisation

POLS 378 – Special Topic: China Field Study

POLS 382 – Special Topic: Politics, Sports and the Arts

POLS 383 – Research Methods in Political Science


400 Level Courses

INTP 417 – Comparative Regional Integration

INTP 420 – Feminist Approaches to International Relations

INTP 427 – Special Topic: War and its Aftermath

INTP 430 – The Politics of International Migration

INTP 441 – International Political Economy

INTP 442 – Asian Security

INTP 443 – International Relations Theory

INTP 444 – China and the World

INTP 445 – Global Civil Society

INTP 447 – Global Governance

INTP 448 – Identity and World Politics

INTP 450 – International Relations: Non-Western Political Theory

INTP 451 – Special Topic: New Zealand Diplomacy

INTP 452 – Special Topic: Politics of Statebuilding

INTP 453 – Research Methods in Political Science

INTP 454 – Special Topic

INTP 455 – Special Topic

INTP 489 – Research Project

POLS 401 – Some Aspects of Modern Social and Political Thought: Power, Freedom and Justice

POLS 402 – Selected Topic in Political Theory: Justifying Empire 1550-1850

POLS 403 – Political Leadership: Theory and Practice

POLS 414 – Special Topic: Political Participation and Representation

POLS 418 – Special Topic: Democracy and Democratisation

POLS 419 – Government and Politics in New Zealand

POLS 428 – Directed Individual Study: Parliamentary Internship

POLS 432 – Political Ideas, Political Action

POLS 433 – Bureaucratic Power in Western Democracies

POLS 436 – State and the Economy

POLS 453 – Research Methods in Political Science

POLS 454 – Special Topic

POLS 455 – Special Topic

POLS 489 – Research Project


500 Level Courses

INTP 586 – Approaches to International Relations

INTP 589 – Research Project

INTP 591 – Thesis

INTP 593 – Dissertation

INTP 595 – MIR Thesis

POLS 586 – Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Political Science

POLS 591 – Thesis

POLS 593 – Dissertation


600 Level Courses

INTP 690 – International Relations for PhD

POLS 690 – Political Science for PhD