International Relations of the Asia Pacific
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- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of different theoretical approaches to studying international relations of the Asia Pacific region;
- demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the key players in international relations of the region;
- apply an understanding of different perspectives in traditional and non-traditional security issues in the region;
- critically evaluate the sources, values and validity of information relating to international relations of Asia Pacific and use the information in critical and creative thinking; and
- display analytical, research and written communication skills through the planning and execution of a written assignment to examine particular aspects or issues concerning international relations of the Asia Pacific region.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Are you curious about international relations in the Asia Pacific region? This subject enables you to study the region in a wide variety of contexts. In Module 1, you will examine the region in a historic context and explore various theoretical approaches. Module 2 leads you through the key players in the region, including China, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Southeast Asian states, US, Australia and New Zealand. You will also examine traditional security concerns, such as North Korea nuclear issues and the territorial disputes about the East and South China Sea. In Module 3, you will develop your understanding of non-traditional security issues in the Asia Pacific by examining the rise of nationalism and national identity, as well as recent developments of Indigenous rights and human security in the region. Throughout, you will hone your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 3 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Online Quiz (30%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 09 Jun 23
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