• Class Number 9390
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Maria Tanyag
    • Dr Maria Tanyag
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing rapid changes that present both great opportunities and enormous challenges in a number of areas. The complex interactions across states, institutions, and local communities in the region will determine how the region addresses its major governance challenges, such terrorism, refugees, health, drugs, economic development, and the environment. Using these issues as weekly topical case studies, this course focuses on how the wide range of actors in the Asia-Pacific region attempt to comprehend and resolve governance and policy problems.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. identify the key concepts, issues and challenges that influence the dynamics of policymaking in the Asia-Pacific today and into the future;

2. demonstrate an understanding of the sources of these concepts, issues and challenges and their historical development in the region;

3. use these concepts in order to critically analyse and evaluate alternative policymaking dilemmas and solutions across the region and globally; and

4. develop the writing, research, and analytical skills needed to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, their own perspectives on these issues, both to scholarly audiences and to practitioners in the field, whether in government or the non-governmental sector

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Seminar 1, 28 July - Introduction to Global Governance in the Asia Pacific
2 Seminar 2, 4 August - Main approaches to global governance and security for the Asia Pacific
3 Seminar 3, 11 August - Governance in militarism and nuclear crises
4 Seminar 4, 18 August - Governance in territorial disputes and maritime crises Assessment 1 due
5 Seminar 5, 25 August - Governance and Political Crises
6 Seminar 6, 1 September - Governance in violent crises and armed conflicts
7 Mid-semester break
8 Seminar 7, 22 September - Governance in health pandemics
9 Seminar 8, 29 September - Governance and Economic Crises
10 Seminar 9, 6 October - Governance in the face of fundamentalist ideologies and violent extremisms
11 Seminar 10, 13 October - Governance and Environmental Crises
12 Seminar 11, 20 October - Governance when multiple crises intersect
13 Seminar 12, 27 October - Revisioning Global Governance in the Asia Pacific

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Short Essay 20 % 18/08/2020 01/09/2019 1,2,3,4
Infographic 30 % 11/08/2020 21/11/2020 1,2,3,4
Take Home Exam 40 % 05/11/2020 21/11/2020 1,2,3,4
Participation 10 % 04/08/2020 21/11/2020 1,2,3,4

* 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:

Assessment Requirements

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 Academic Integrity . 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

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 18/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 01/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Short Essay

Students will be asked to write an analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of one of the assigned readings for Week 2. Word limit is at 1000 words and the essay must demonstrate careful reading and critical thinking skills.

Value: 20 %

Due date: 11:55 pm, 18 August

Word Limit: 1000 words

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 11/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 21/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


This assessment requires students to develop skills in data visualisation through a one page infographic or poster summarising key facts, ideas and/or issues based on any of the weekly topics. Students are tasked to read and analyse research from one (or more) major global/regional report by an international organisation or NGO, as well as official documents or policy frameworks by regional organisations in the Asia Pacific. They must then identify what are the main insights from the report/s and present data through visualisation and clear messaging. Infographics train students to provide information that is accessible to a broad-range of audience and to use visuals as effective means to communicate research.

Value: 30%

Due date: 11:55 pm, Tuesdays (from weeks 3 to 11)

Word Limit/Equivalent: 1500 words

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 05/11/2020
Return of Assessment: 21/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Take Home Exam

This assessment serves as a take-home exam. The students are required to answer two prepared essay questions one broadly relating to global governance in the Asia Pacific; and another on a case study which may cover any of the weekly topics.

Value: 40%

Due date: Thursday 5 November, 2020

Word Limit/equivalent: 2000 words

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 04/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 21/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


Active class participation including providing peer feedback and leading group discussions each week. This comprises 10 percent of the total mark.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

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.

Hardcopy Submission

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.

Late Submission

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.

Referencing Requirements

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. Extensions may be granted 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.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

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).

Dr Maria Tanyag

Research Interests

Dr Maria Tanyag

Tuesday 16:00 17:00
Tuesday 16:00 17:00
Dr Maria Tanyag
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

Dr Maria Tanyag

Tuesday 16:00 17:00
Tuesday 16:00 17:00

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