• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Asian Studies, Security Studies, International Security
  • Major code APIR-MAJ
Asia-Pacific International Relations Major

The Asia-Pacific International Relations major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s politics, security affairs, economics and trade, history, diplomacy, and governance. The major will also provide students with a deeper knowledge of the foreign and security policies of key states in the region, including China, the United States, Japan and India. Students completing the major will be well equipped to pursue advanced research in the field of Asia-Pacific international relations or to develop a career in a wide range of relevant professions, including non-governmental organisations, international organisations, government and policy bodies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and evaluate historical and current events and development that have shaped the international relations of the Asia-Pacific;

  2. Identify and critique the patterns of conflict and cooperation to the conduct of international relations in the Asia-Pacific;

  3. Analyse the regional and global significance of events, developments, and foreign policies within the Asia-Pacific;

  4. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about the international relations of the Asia-Pacific has developed.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following;

POLS1005 Introduction to International Relations: Foundations and Concepts

ASIA1999 The Origins of Political Order in Asia

INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

INTR3002 Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific

24 units from completion of the following:

ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia

DIPL2001 The Role of Non-State Actors in Asia-Pacific Diplomacy

INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy

INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia

INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy

INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula

INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

INTR2028 Regionalism, Rights and Order in Southeast Asia

ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy


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