- 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
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
How does Australia engage with the world? 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 approaches and an understanding of the relevant machinery of government and key challenges facing Australian foreign policymakers today.
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.
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Research Essay (4,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take home exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent. 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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