Units of Study

HSTY2676 - Australia and the World

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Barton Curran

Description

This unit examines Australia's relations with the world in the post-war era. It explores the historical themes which shaped Australia's response to the world: loyalties to race and empire; communities of interest and culture; the 'Free' versus the 'Communist' worlds; the rise of Asian nationalism, ANZUS and Australian military engagements from Korea to Vietnam. It also investigates the making of Australia's foreign and defence policy from the 1980s to the present, including debates over engagement with Asia and the American alliance.

Assessments

historical debate (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), participation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x1.5hr exam (30%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

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