• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Feng Zhang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course surveys the rise of China and its implications for Asian and international security. The course begins with an historical overview of Chinese security policy with a particular emphasis upon key concepts of national identity, international status, and modernisation. It explores the domestic sources of China's security policy, China's security relations in the Asia Pacific, and particular case studies of crisis diplomacy such as the South China Sea, the Mekong River Delta, and the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should have:

  1. A comprehensive knowledge of the evolution of China’s foreign relations and security polices;
  2. A critical understanding of the key drivers of Chinese security policy behaviour in the Asia Pacific;
  3. Deeper insights into regional foreign policy and security challenges from a Chinese perspective;
  4. A developed capacity to present strong arguments in their written and oral work and to link relevant concepts and theories to actual practice skills (as developed through written assessments, in-class discussions and tutorial-based activities).

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial participation     10%                
  2. Short Essay                  20%                     
  3. Research Essay                40%
  4. Final Examination         30%

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Workload

 

35 contact hours per semester

 

A 2-hour lecture session per week for 12 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 11 weeks of the  semester

 

Prescribed Texts

A reading brick of key articles will be provided.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8417 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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