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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. 32 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

The Birth of Geopolitics

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
The origins of geopolitics7m
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
2 readings
Rules on the academic integrity in the course10m
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

4 hours to complete

World Politics After the Cold War Ended

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 67 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?12m
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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