• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course exposes students to multiple approaches to the study of international relations in the Asia-Pacific. These approaches inform theoretical and policy debates in terms of different levels or scales of analysis from individuals, states and regional institutions as well as globally. In doing so, the course explores a range of understandings of regional affairs, both traditional and non-traditional, and interrogates underlying motives and competing visions for achieving international order, peace and security in the region. Students will take part within a broader project of theorising international relations from the Asia-Pacific by learning historical and contemporary debates, identifying challenges, and deliberating on policy implications. Through the course, students will gain a nuanced understanding of the diversity that defines the region, its sub-regions and specific comparative country case studies, and why this diversity matters for security.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Cultivate students' appreciation for the key dynamics shaping major changes in Asia-Pacific affairs and evolving regional order-building
  2. Build conceptual understandings by integrating theoretical and empirical perspectives about why and how key Asia-Pacific actors (state-centric, institutional and individual) shape regional behaviour
  3. Identify and assess issue-areas most likely to shape or drive Asia-Pacific affairs over the next decade and beyond
  4. Demonstrate capacity in applying theoretical insights for policy and translating knowledge to a broader non-academic audience

Other Information


The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
  2. Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Review Essay (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Infographic (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Research Paper (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.

Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

To be advised.

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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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