- Class Number 6692
- Term Code 2950
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Andrew Carr
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 15/08/2019
- Class End Date 12/09/2019
- Census Date 23/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 23/08/2019
This course presents a comprehensive introduction to Australia’s foreign and defence policies, and the ideas, events and circumstances that shape them. It aims to provide students with the concepts, ideas and information to understand and analyse how foreign and defence policies have developed in Australia, the key domestic and international debates about the formulation of foreign and defence policy, and the issues shaping the development and implementation of these policies today. Specific content will include: The concept of foreign and defence policies, as distinct from strategic policy. The development of the key institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The debates over expeditionary versus defence of Australia approaches to defence policy, the debates over middle power, engagement, alliance and independence in foreign policy. The role of diplomacy and economic relationships in international affairs and the history of Australia’s changing relationship with its region.
This course is only open to students posted to the Australian Command Staff College.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Analyse the factors – historical, geostrategic, economic, political, cultural, military, legal – shaping Australia’s strategic circumstances.
2. Analyse the development of foreign and defence policies and evaluate current and future key issues.
3. Evaluate the strategic options available to Australia in responding to its strategic environment and the implications of those strategic choices.
4. Evaluate contemporary debates about the current and future Australian foreign and defence policy, their public and political appeal and regional reactions, in their historical and contemporary context.
5. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate effectively - both verbally and in written form - on research conducted with regard to strategic environment, and foreign and defence policy.
Students may be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc via the Wattle Forum
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
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|5||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Oral Presentation||20 %||27/08/2019||26/09/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Essay||40 %||03/10/2019||12/11/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Exam||40 %||12/09/2019||09/10/2019||1, 2, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
500 word executive summary, 15 minute presentation
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
3000 word essay
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4
4/8 hour exam
Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Dr Andrew Carr