2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)
China plays an increasingly important role in global politics and is Australia's biggest trading partner. Its international relations generally and foreign policy in particular have attracted growing interest from scholars and students alike.
Specifically, this unit will examine the sources and nature of Chinese power, Chinese views of its national identity, global role and responsibility, Chinese nationalism and strategic culture, China's major foreign relationships and regional responses to China's rise, as well as the impact of these interactions on the U.S., regional balance of power, global political, economic and normative order, energy and resources, environment, and Chinese domestic political economy.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Have sound knowledge of China and its relations with the world
Understand the dynamics of China's power and responsibility and its relations with key actors
GLO1 Discipline knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate nuanced, critical understanding of different perspectives and cultural, historical contexts that are central to the workings of IR
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Understand and critically evaluate existing literature and construct persuasive arguments
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4 Critical thinking
Undertake research with academic and policy application
GLO5: Problem solving
Communicate research outcomes through reasoned analysis and clear expression
GLO3: Digital literacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIR701 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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