Units of Study

HSTY7000 - A History of Australia-US Relations

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Barton Curran


This unit examines the history of Australian-American relations from the early twentieth century to today. Topics covered include the respective US and Australian approaches to the world, defence cooperation, the creation of ANZUS, Vietnam, recognition of China and approaches to the alliance under various national leaders. Among other questions, the unit asks whether the relationship has been one of simple subservience, or whether politicians and policymakers have tried to use the alliance to further Australia's own national interests.


1x3500wd research essay (70%) and 1x500wd essay proposal (10%) and 1x1000wd seminar presentation (20%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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