- Code POLS3001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Security Studies, Diplomacy, International Affairs, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course proceeds from both the assumption that the decision by a government to engage in foreign war - to order its military forces to fight, to kill, and maybe to die - is the most serious that a government can take. It therefore goes to the heart of the state in question and presents an occasion for examining its understandings and practices of international politics. To this end, Australia's international history will be examined in terms of the implications it has for, and the insights it gives into the country's role as a political actor.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
To provide critical, political understandings of the rationales for the most important decisions Australian Governments have taken - namely, the decisions to order the nation to war in the name of self-defence, and hence, to order the people to fight, to kill and perhaps to die.
2,500 word essay (50%), two-hour examination (50%) or a take-home final assignment (50%).
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1 x two hour lecture and one tutorial per week.
Lectures will be taped.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3140||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|