- Class Number 6439
- Term Code 3050
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr David Envall
- Dr David Envall
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 13/07/2020
- Class End Date 31/08/2020
- Census Date 24/07/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 17/07/2020
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
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction & overview: Why Japan matters||July 13, 11 AM|
|2||Sovereignty, empire & the road to war||July 13, 2 PM|
|3||From Occupation to Independence||July 14, 11 AM|
|4||The Yoshida Doctrine: Masterstroke or myth?||July 14, 2 PM|
|5||From crisis to prosperity||July 15, 11 AM|
|6||Explaining Japan: Pacifist power?||July 15, 2 PM|
|7||Explaining Japan: Reassurance or “buck passing”?||July 16, 11 AM|
|8||Take Home Exam preparation & In-Class Test 1||July 16, 2 PM|
|9||“Normal nation”: Japan as a global power?||July 21, 11 AM|
|10||“Normal nation”: Japan as a revisionist power?||July 21, 2 PM|
|11||“Normal nation”: Japan as an Asian power?||July 22, 11 AM|
|12||Normal nation”: An Abe Doctrine?||July 22, 2 PM|
|13||Japan’s Asian insecurities: China & the Koreas||July 23, 11 AM|
|14||Japan’s “Free & Open Indo-Pacific”||July 23, 2 PM|
|15||Future gazing: Japan’s growing vulnerability?||July 24, 11 AM|
|16||Long Essay preparation & In-Class Test 2||July 24, 2 PM|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|In-Class Test 1||10 %||16/07/2020||17/07/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
|In-Class Test 2||10 %||24/07/2020||27/07/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
|Take Home Exam||30 %||20/07/2020||31/07/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
|Long Essay||50 %||31/08/2020||14/09/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
In-Class Test 1
In-Class Test 1 will take place in the last class of Week 1. Students will answer one of three questions in an essay of no more than 500 words (plus 10% leeway) to be submitted via Turnitin in Wattle. Further information will be provided closer to the date.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
In-Class Test 2
In-Class Test 2 will take place in the last class of Week 1. Students will answer one of three questions in an essay of no more than 500 words (plus 10% leeway) to be submitted via Turnitin in Wattle. Further information will be provided closer to the date.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Take Home Exam
The Take Home Exam will open during the last class of Week 1 (Thursday July 16) and is to be submitted via Turnitin through the Take-Home link (under the Take Home Exam section) by 11.55 PM on the Monday of Week 2 (July 20). Students must address a single question in no more than 1,500 words (plus 10% leeway). Further information will be provided closer to the date
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The Long Essay should be no more than 3,000 words and is to be submitted via Turnitin through the Essay link (under the Long Essay tab) by 11.55pm on August 31. Further information will be provided closer to the date.
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