• Offered by Department of Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Denghua Zhang
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

With the resurgence of interest in the Pacific region from both traditional and new players, this course explores the experience of Pacific island states in international relations and development. It covers a variety of related issues including the fragmentation and integration of political community, development, poverty, cultural identity, conflict, governance, human security and sovereignty. The course identifies the key development challenges faced by Pacific island states. It examines the Pacific’s place in the world and how Australia, other traditional donors, and new donors might engage with the region. It situates the Pacific experience within larger debates about the impact of 'globalisation' on developing states, and about the international system as viewed from non-western regions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of theory, concepts and research principles in relation to international relations and development in the Pacific region.
  2. Identify and describe key challenges faced by the Pacific region in international relations and development.
  3. Analyse, compare and contrast different approaches to international relations and development from western and non-western perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate advanced skills in critical thinking, policy writing, and academic analysis on international relations and development in the Pacific region

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Policy Brief (1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research Essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Take-home exam (1,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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.

 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

TBC

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2628 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In-Person and Online N/A

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