Skip to content | Change text size


Australia and the World ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


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