• Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof William Tow
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The Asia-Pacific is undergoing substantial geopolitical change.  Accustomed to playing a dominant strategic role in the region during much of the post-war era, the United States is increasingly compelled to search for new and different regional strategies from those it has traditionally projected as a 'regional hegemon'.  This course will initially review what approaches and policies have underscored US security doctrinal thinking in an Asia-Pacific context.  It will then assess major factors now affecting US power relativities and how such factors are re-constituting the strategic role in the region.  It will then apply these investigations to selected case studies of US policy interests and behaviour in the contemporary Asian security environment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who successfully complete this course should have:

 

  1. A comprehensive knowledge of the evolution of America’s foreign relations and security polices;
  2. A greater understanding of the key drivers of American security policy behaviour in the Asia-Pacific, including the extent and limits of American influence;
  3. Deeper insights into regional foreign policy and security challenges from contending American perspectives, including an awareness of the complexities and vagaries of the United States' foreign policy formulation process;
  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

Sutter, Robert G. (ed), The United States in Asia (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

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Fees

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Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8557 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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