Sub-major - International Relations and Asian Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1073.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

This sub-major has been designed to meet the needs of Australian government, business and society to engage the states and peoples of Asia at all levels in pursuit of national interests and as part of the globalisation process. It provides students with the opportunity to study contemporary Asia, as well as the rich and diverse histories, politics, cultures and languages of Asian countries and the international issues affecting Australia’s interests and role in the region and in the world at large. The sub-major area also includes a range of units concerned with the United States and Europe as well as with Asia itself, and units in international relations covering other parts of the world. It seeks to produce graduates with a broad, liberal education with the skills to mediate between Australia and the world in general and Asia in particular through political, economic, commercial, cultural, diplomatic and strategic links. Employment opportunities may be found in the State and Commonwealth public service, overseas organisations, the media, business and industry, education and research.


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Sub-major Structure

To complete a sub-major in International Relations and Asian Studies, students must complete 40 credit points from the units listed below.

Choose two of

101442 Asia in the World
101956 Introduction to International Relations
100277 Politics of Australia and Asia Relations
101957 The Asian Century

Additional units to complete the sub-major can be chosen from the above four units, or from the following pool units.

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 2 Unit Pool

101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
101968 Civil Society in Contemporary China
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
101797 Political Terror

Level 3 Unit Pool

100985 American Foreign Policy Since 1945
100903 Democracy in Asia
102188 Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now
101735 Global Politics
100507 History of Modern China to 1949
102189 International Organisations and Global Governance
102190 International Relations of Southeast Asia
102193 International Special Study
101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101733 Looking at Global Politics Through Film
100271 Modern Japanese History
100278 Politics of Post-War Japan
63178 Social and Political Developments in Contemporary China
102187 Sultans, Colonists and Nationalists: Indonesia C1200-1942
102491 The History of Southeast Asia
101783 The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945
102005 The Politics of Civilisation
101866 United States Government and Politics
102423 War
102142 Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Japanese History
101830 WWII in Asia and the Pacific

Please note

The units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list in 2015 or earlier.

Level 1

101737 - World Politics: An Introduction

Level 2

100872 - Asia and the West: the Imperial Encounter

100245 - Asian Cinema

100850 - Buddhism in the Contemporary World

100855 - Contemporary Japan: Culture and Society

101857 - Doing Business in China

100847 - International Politics of North Asia

100904 - Politics and Business in Asia

63111 - Special Topics in Asian and International Studies

101972 - The History of Modern Indonesia

101871 - War

Level 3

400087 - Applied Critical Methods

101249 - Culture and Thought in Twentieth Century China

101543 - India: Global Contexts

100962 - International Politics of the South East Asia Region

101667 - The External Relations of the European Union

101963 - Understanding Global Insecurity

101375 - War and Peace

100971 - Which New World Order?

The Level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the sub-major for students who successfully completed the units in 2019 or earlier.

100961 - Humanities Internship

102522 - International Study Tours

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