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Approx. 23 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Comprehend the origins of geopolitics

  • Analyse the development of the geopolitics during the Cold War

  • Understand the evolution of geopolitics with the implication in the contemporary world

  • Examine the geopolitical cases of the US, Russia, and China

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Beginner Level

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: The estimated workload of this course is 9 weeks, with approximately 3-4 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

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National Research University Higher School of Economics

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Birth of Geopolitics

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Geographers "invent" geopolitics5m
Geopolitics and national interests9m
Sea power vs land power11m
Geopolitics and war10m
The critics of geopolitics4m
Geopolitics and international relations theories12m
From traditional to classical geopolitics7m
1 reading
Main Reading2h
1 practice exercise
The Birth of Geopolitics20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Beginning of the Cold War Geopolitics

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Geopolitics of the Cold War: ideology8m
Geopolitics of the Cold War: new (military) technologies8m
Geopolitics of the Cold War: new strategic places3m
Geopolitics in the times of detente and after6m
Classical Geopolitics and Realism8m
The end of the Cold War. The end of geopolitics?5m
1 reading
Main Reading2h
1 practice exercise
The Beginning of the Cold War Geopolitics20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

World Politics After the Cold War Ended

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
From the moment of unipolarity back to geopolitics7m
What is contemporary geopolitics?9m
Contemporary geopolitics: beyond hard power issues9m
The economic dimension of contemporary geopolitics8m
Contemporary issues in geo-economics8m
Geo-economics and studies of international relations?6m
How can we use geopolitical approach today?6m
1 reading
Main Reading2h
1 practice exercise
World Politics After the Cold War Ended20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

One More Thing about Geopolitics

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Critical turn in IR studies7m
Critical approach(es) in gepolitics8m
Role of a man in geopolitical knowledge: mapping the world9m
Role of a man in geopolitical knowledge: traditional approach9m
Role of a man in geopolitical knowledge: the Cold War11m
Critical view at contemporary geopolitics9m
Is classical geopolitics still relevant?7m
1 reading
Main Reading2h
1 practice exercise
One More Thing about Geopolitics20m

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