Units of Study

HSTY2687 - Alliance: Australia-USA Relations

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Barton Curran

Description

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 from Whitlam to Howard. 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.

Assessments

1x1000wd Historiography assessment (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), tutorial particpation (10%)

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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