Foreign Relations:Australia and the Great Powers

Course code HIST3200
Not available in 2015

Description

Traces the foreign relations of Australia in the context of major international developments from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present day. The course is divided equally between an assessment of Australia's relations with Britain and one of relations with the USA. There will be scope for specialisation on Australian aspects as well as British and American aspects of foreign relations.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the key issues in the history of Australian foreign relations;

2. analyse documents and a variety of source materials;

3. recognise the different themes in history (diplomatic, military, economic, social) and synthesise sources in oral and written form.

Content

The initial focus is on the importance of British Empire to Australia from the first settlement to Australia's reaction to Britain's decision to withdraw east of the Suez in 1967. The course then traces the origins of Australia's relations with the United States, assessing the intelligence, defence and trade relationship from the Second World War to the present day. ANZUS, Vietnam and the role of US bases in Australia will be points of particular emphasis. Finally, there will be an assessment of Australia's dependence on ,Great and Powerful Friends, in the period since 1975.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: class examination

Essay: Major research essay,

Written Assignment: Seminar paper

Presentation: Oral presentation and participation in seminar Discussions

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term