Courses & Units

China's Global Power HIR203



An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global power.  The unit will focus on domestic, regional and international politics of China and its relations with the United States, Japan, the Koreas, the ASEAN states, the EU and Africa.  The implications for Australian foreign policy of China's rising power and the new international relations will also be examined.


Unit name China's Global Power
Unit code HIR203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Terry Narramore

Teaching staff

Dr Terry Narramore

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



2 Introductory HSG prefix units or HIR101

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HIR303HSA258,HMA258,  HMA358 , HSA358


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:         2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus:         web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly


1,000-word report (10%);  tutorial participation (10%);  2,000-word essay (40%);  end-of-semester take home exam (40%)

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