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US in the World: Policies and Strategies - USSC2601

Year - 2020

This unit of study introduces students to the key global transformations of the contemporary era, focusing on the role of the United States amid the challenges posed by: globalisation, free trade, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation, and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The unit is designed to give students the ability to look behind today's news headlines to understand the underlying forces driving them, particularly the behaviour and views of key policy makers and opinion leaders.

1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

1x500 word reaction paper (15%); 1x midterm exam (30%); 1x 2500 word policy report (40%); participation (15%).


18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies


Faculty: University-wide

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: United States Studies Centre
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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