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2012 HSA340 Australian Foreign Policy

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSA240

Not Offered

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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


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%)

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

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,L,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,L,W,H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.

Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units

STAFF: Dr M Sussex (Coordinator)

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