• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Issues in Australian Foreign Policy (INTR8017)

This course provides a graduate level introduction to the main themes and issues in contemporary Australian foreign policy. It is divided into two parts. The first half focuses on the foundations of Australia’s foreign relations beginning with an historical perspective and moving into an examination of among other things, Australia as an international actor in a globalised world; the domestic and international forces that have shaped Australia’s international outlook; the way foreign policy is formulated and implemented and the extent to which Australia has a distinctive national style as a ‘middle power’.

The second half of the course looks at some of the key issues and challenges in Australian foreign policy.  The scope is both global and regional and includes an examination and assessment of: Australia’s participation in the global economy; defence and security; Australia as a multilateral actor; immigration and refugee policy; engaging with Asia and managing Australia's relationships with existing and aspiring regional powers. 

Indicative Assessment

5,000 - 6,000 words of written assessment, comprising essays, seminar papers and an examination.

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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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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