• 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
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Indicative Assessment

2,500 word essay (50%), two-hour examination (50%) or a take-home final assignment (50%).

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Workload

1 x two hour lecture and one tutorial per week.

Lectures will be taped.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed12 units of 1000 level POLS courses; or permission of the convenor

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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 $2286
2006 $2286
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 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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