Australian Public and Foreign Policy

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Public and Foreign Policy

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Relations, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject introduces students to the history, theory and practice of Australian public and foreign policy. The subject addresses issues of international and domestic concern, thereby providing students with an understanding of the modern Australian political environment. The emphasis of the subject is to equip students with the necessary tools to understand critically the development of Australian policy. On completion, students will have gained an appreciation of the actors and institutions that develop and implement Australian public and foreign policy.
    Learning Objectives
    1. The ability to think critically about Australia's public and foreign policy, the role of individuals and institutions in crafting and executing that policy, and ability to critically analyse the complex approaches in Australia's domestic, and foreign policies.
    2. Demonstrated ability to work together and problem solve.
    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including through presentations, discussions with colleagues, and writings.
    4. Familiarity with a variety of tools and templates for the presentation of information.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.