• Class Number 6484
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Maria Tanyag
    • Dr Maria Tanyag
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Whether you are on campus or studying online, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Seminar 1 - Introduction to Global Governance in the Asia Pacific
2 Seminar 2 - Main approaches to global governance and security for the Asia Pacific
3 Seminar 3 - Governance in militarism and nuclear crises
4 Seminar 4 - Governance in territorial disputes and maritime crises Assessment 1 due
5 Seminar 5 - Governance and Political Crises
6 Seminar 6 - Governance in violent crises and armed conflicts
7 Mid-semester break
8 Seminar 7 - Governance in health pandemics
9 Seminar 8 - Governance and Economic Crises
10 Seminar 9 - Governance in the face of fundamentalist ideologies and violent extremisms
11 Seminar 10 - Governance and Environmental Crises
12 Seminar 11 - Crisis and Governance in the Information Age Assessment 2 due
13 Seminar 12 - Revisioning Global Governance in the Asia Pacific

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Short Essay 20 % 15/08/2023 29/08/2023 1,2,3,4
Infographic 30 % 17/10/2023 24/10/2023 1,2,3,4
Take Home Exam 40 % 07/11/2023 28/11/2023 1,2,3,4
Participation 10 % 25/07/2023 28/11/2023 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 15/08/2023
Return of Assessment: 29/08/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Short Essay

Students will be asked to write an analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of one of the assigned readings for Week 2. Word limit is at 1000 words and the essay must demonstrate careful reading and critical thinking skills.

Value: 20 %

Due date: Tuesday, 15 August by 5 pm

Word Limit: 1000 words

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 17/10/2023
Return of Assessment: 24/10/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


This assessment requires students to develop skills in data visualisation through a one page infographic or poster summarising key facts, ideas and/or issues based on any of the weekly topics. Students are tasked to read and analyse research from one (or more) major global/regional report by an international organisation or NGO, as well as official documents or policy frameworks by regional organisations in the Asia Pacific. They must then identify what are the main insights from the report/s and present data through visualisation and clear messaging. Infographics train students to provide information that is accessible to a broad-range of audience and to use visuals as effective means to communicate research. In addition, students are expected to present their work at the tutorial assigned for the weekly topic they have chosen.

Value: 30%

Due date: Tuesdays by 5 pm (plus in-person presentation at our Wednesday tutorials; beginning week 3 to 11)

Word Limit/Equivalent: 1500 words

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 07/11/2023
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Take Home Exam

This assessment serves as a take-home exam. The students are required to answer two prepared essay questions one broadly relating to global governance in the Asia Pacific; and another on a case study which may cover any of the weekly topics.

Value: 40%

Due date: Tuesday, 7 November by 5 pm

Word Limit/equivalent: 2000 words

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 25/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


Students are expected to actively participate in the lecture and tutorials by contributing their own critical response and analysis of the weekly readings. Students will be required to hand every week beginning with Week 3, a 100-word reflection piece summarising what they think are the three (3) most interesting lessons they learnt from the weekly readings and one (1) question they have on either the reading or the weekly topic in general. The reflection pieces will be marked with a score of 1 or zero (for non-submission) and count towards final evaluation of their class participation. In total, students will have 10 reflection pieces for attending all lectures from weeks 3 to 12. Class participation includes providing peer feedback on infographics and leading group discussions each week.

Value: 10%

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Maria Tanyag
02 6125 0163

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