International Relations in Southeast Asia - ARTS2815

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: International Relations
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Asian Studies, Development Studies

This course introduces students to the key international relations issues and challenges of the region that is closest and most strategically important to Australia. It begins by examining the postwar context of Southeast Asia as well as the tensions and conflicts amongst the regional states. It then assesses the impact of the USA on the region, especially during the Global War on Terrorism following the events of 9-11. The rising power of China and its interaction with the region, as well as the emerging concern over maritime security after 2001 is also covered in this course. Finally, the course will assess the problems and prospects of regionalism. Understanding the salient features of Southeast Asia's international relations will facilitate Australia's own capacity to define and pursue its national interests as a significant player both in the region and the wider Asia-Pacific.
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