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Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace? (POLS90058)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOLS90058
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an examination of some important issues in Asia-Pacific international politics in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates. The topics for study will normally include the China-US-Japan triangle, the Taiwan and Korean conflicts, the international context of conflicts relating to Indonesia and the Southwest Pacific, Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific, and new and emerging issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • understand the dynamics of international politics in the Asia-Pacific region in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates;
  • develop critical understandings of the international roles of the United States, China and Japan in the Asia-Pacific;
  • critically analyse the context of major conflicts in the Asia-Pacific relating to Taiwan and Korea;
  • have an understanding of the international context of conflicts relating to Indonesia and the Southwest Pacific;
  • be aware of some of the major issues in Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific; and
  • critically analyse and synthesise the relevance of new and emerging international agenda issues to international politics in the Asia-Pacific.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in critical, creative and theoretical thinking through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis.

Last updated: 3 August 2019