AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN POLICY

POL3AAW

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we survey the development of Australian foreign policy. We begin with an historical overview of foreign policy, highlighting the core concepts and themes required to interpret and evaluate the conduct of foreign affairs. We then survey the key issues in foreign policy-making and Australia's major foreign relations. Issues include: strategic culture, internationalism and dependence on 'great and powerful friends'. Relationships covered include the United States, Indonesia and the South Pacific. We conclude with an appraisal of recent opportunities and challenges, successes and failures, such as interventions in the South Pacific and active participation in the 'war of terror'.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2AAW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write critical reviews that demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of Australia's relations with selected countries and Australia's position in relation to issues explored in the subject such as the 'war on terror' and unauthorised arrivals.

Activities:
Essay; response to reverse feedback and annotated bibliography; final exam

02. Produce an annotated bibliography that demonstrates a broad and critical knowledge of the multiple sources and perspectives available for studying contemporary Australian foreign policy.

Activities:
Essay; annotated bibliography

03. Write critical reviews that demonstrate a broad and coherent analysis of contemporary Australian foreign policy.

Activities:
Essay; response to reverse feedback and annotated bibliography; final exam

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