Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012


Previously coded PLT2970


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.


Written work: 70%
Oral presentation: 20%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian studies


A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.


COS2970, COS3970