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.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial participation (10%), 1x3000wd Major research essay (60%), 1x1500wd Historiography (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the History majorProhibitions