- Code INTR3002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Maria Tanyag
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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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.
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
1. Tutorial participation (10%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4
2.Online quizzes (10%) LOs 1, 2
3. Asia-Pacific governance concept paper (20%) LOs 1, 2, 4
4. Policy proposal paper (40%) LOs 1, 3, 4
5. In-class test (20%) LOs 1, 3, 4
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A total of 120 hours over 12 weeks, comprising a weekly 2-hour lecture and a weekly 1-hour tutorial. The lecture will be recorded and posted on the course Wattle site. Students will be expected to to spend an average of 10 hours per week on the course, with three being made up of the contact hours and the remainder preparing for lectures and tutorials, and completing assessment.
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