Leader: David Wright-Neville
Not offered in 2006.
Synopsis: This unit offers a survey of Australia's external relations. It discusses continuity and change in Australia's interests and alliances, and their main domestic and international determinants. Several themes are interwoven: foreign policy, defence policy and international economic policy. The unit pays particular attention to Australia's relationships with Asia, the United States and Britain.
Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50% + Third year level students are required to demonstrate wider reading and deeper knowledge of the unit by answering questions from designated sections of the examination paper.
Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.
Prohibitions: COS2970, COS3970