Australia, Britain and America

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australia, Britain and America

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, British Studies, International Politics, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The unit explores British and American social and political influences on Australian foreign policy and social attitudes since 1900. It also investigates Australia's, America's and Britain's relationships with a number of Asian countries particularly through involvement in war. The lectures and readings, arranged chronologically, examine World War 1, the interwar-years, World War 2 and the post-World War 2 period.


    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit students will: 
    1. possess a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of key developments in Australia's post-1900 foreign policy as well as some of the principal social changes that occurred; 
    2. demonstrate a well-developed ability to analyse and evaluate historical evidence (from primary and secondary sources) and interpretations to explain developments in this period; 
    3. demonstrate a self-directed ability to critically evaluate a circumstance to provide specialized advice and solutions to complex problems; and 
    4. apply communication skills, methods and technologies to analyse, generate and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

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