Courses & Units

Australian Foreign Policy HIR205

Introduction

This unit is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the evolution of Australian foreign policy, Australia's key partnerships and relationships both in its own region and beyond, as well as some of the emerging challenges that must be addressed. Specific attention is also paid to the institutional context in which policy is formulated, the constraints and opportunities afforded by 'middle power diplomacy', and the major strategic choices facing Australian foreign policy decision-makers in an era of globalisation. After completing this unit students will have a deeper understanding of Australia's national interests as well as the policies formulated to address them. Students will also be able to critically evaluate Australian foreign relations utilising a variety of analytical frameworks.

Summary

Unit name Australian Foreign Policy
Unit code HIR205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

TBA

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

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090103

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Requisites

  • Prerequisites:    HPP101 or HIR101
  • M/Exlcusion:      HIR305, HSA240 / 340

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Int:2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Assessment

200 level:1,000 word ministerial submission (10%), 2,000 word research essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level:1,000 word ministerial submission (10%), 2,500 word research essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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