Nations and States

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nations and States

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Government, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    15 credit points (1 course) of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points (1 course) of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students are introduced to fundamental questions in the study of politics. What is a state? What is a nation? What are the origins of nationalism? Students examine how state-building and industrialisation have influenced the formation of national identity and how nationalist movements and international factors have influenced the formation of states. In this subject we draw on a number of case studies, from European and the Asia-Pacific region, and link these case-studies to theoretical discussion of states and nationhood.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.