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GOVT3671: Australian Foreign and Security Policy

2023 unit information

This unit examines Australia's foreign and security policies since Federation, with a focus on contemporary issues such as defence planning and operations and engagement with the global economy. We explore Canberra's stance on terrorism, nuclear affairs, asylum seekers, and global environmental management.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT3671
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GOVT2116 or GOVT2106
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate general knowledge of Australian foreign policy since federation
  • LO2. demonstrate a basic understanding of how Australian foreign and security policy is conceived, influenced, and implemented
  • LO3. use the main theoretical frameworks that are relevant to Australian foreign policy
  • LO4. demonstrate a basic understanding of the relationship between Australia and the global economy
  • LO5. demonstrate a good understanding of Australia's regional and global affairs
  • LO6. understand and discuss contemporary issues in Australian foreign and security policy
  • LO7. demonstrate a good understanding of Australia's relationship with its allies, trade partners, and neighbouring nations
  • LO8. understand and discuss Australia's current and future challenges
  • LO9. engage in undergraduate research of both theoretical and empirical nature
  • LO10. demonstrate improved essay-writing skills according to the unit's instructions.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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