• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hans Envall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Apply historical and conceptual knowledge of Japan's foreign and security policies to analyse the country's contemporary approach to international affairs;
  4. Show strong written and oral communication skills for discussing and analysing Japanese foreign and security policies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Online Quizzes (10) [LO 1,2]
  3. Essasy Plan (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final Test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Specialisations

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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4869 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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