- Code INTR8063
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Hans Envall
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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Japan's role as a major power in the Asia-Pacific and the world generally makes understanding the context, drivers and nature of its foreign and security policies an imperative. This course examines how Japan has approached international affairs, from the 19th century until the present. It covers both the domestic and international dimensions of Japanese policymaking, focusing on how different political forces and questions of identity have shaped the evolution of the country's foreign and security policy practices. Key areas of study include: the historical emergence of Japanese strategic thinking; the establishment of the so-called Yoshida Doctrine and the country's alliance with the US during the Cold War; its relationship with other nations in Northeast Asia; and the security reforms enacted at different stages over the post–Cold War period.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of Japan's foreign and security policies and the interplay between these policies and the country's domestic and international politics;
- Understand key debates on the development of Japan's foreign and security policies in the scholarly literature and critically analyse key factors influencing Japan's strategic identity and approach to international affairs;
- Apply historical and conceptual knowledge of Japan's foreign and security policies to analyse the country's contemporary approach to international affairs;
- Show strong written and oral communication skills for discussing and analysing Japanese foreign and security policies
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Online Quizzes (10) [LO 1,2]
- Essasy Plan (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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A total of 120 hours over 12 weeks based around a weekly 2-hour seminar. The seminar will be recorded and posted on the course Wattle site. Students will be expected to spend an average of 10 hours per week on the course, with two being made up of the contact hours and the remainder preparing for the seminar and completing assessment.
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