- Code INTR8017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Benjamin Zala
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
How does Australia engage with the world? Is the country motivated by a constant “fear of abandonment”? This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the main concepts, issues, themes and debates in Australian foreign policy. It covers Australia’s alliances (its relationship with great and powerful friends, especially the United States), participation in a range of global and regional institutions, and engagement with the Asia-Pacific region. It offers both an historical perspective on the evolution of Australian foreign policy approach as well as an understanding of the key challenges facing Australia policymakers today. As key concern for the course is the question of how Australia’s foreign policy thinking is translated into policy practice.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Detect and trace over time enduring themes that have influenced Australia’s global engagement
- Understand the nature of the challenges Australia is facing in responding to the shifting global order
- Develop their own views as to the impact of global change on the direction of Australia foreign policy
- Communicate their views about the choices Australia should make in response to these changes in a range of formats and settings
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- 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]
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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.
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