|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- A written essay of 3000 words (60%) due late in semester.
- A review essay of 2000 words (40%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes and regular participation in class is expected.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Pradeep Taneja Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Total of 170 hours
Readings will be provided online through the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Specialisation (formal) Japanese Studies Informal specialisation Japanese Studies Informal specialisation PD-ARTS Japanese Informal specialisation PD-ARTS Politics and International Studies Informal specialisation Politics and International Studies Specialisation (formal) Politics and International Studies Specialisation (formal) Politics and International Studies Specialisation (formal) Politics and International Studies Specialisation (formal) Politics and International Studies
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.