International Relations and Asian Studies, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0019
Previous Code: M1055.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
This 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 major area also includes a range of subjects concerned with the United States and Europe as well as with Asia itself, and subjects 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. Students are encouraged to undertake a minor in an Asian language in conjunction with the major. 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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This major may be able to be studied entirely online, depending on student subject selection.
Students must complete the following compulsory subjects.
|CULT 1001||Asia in the World||10|
|POLI 1007||World Politics and International Relations||10|
|POLI 2006||Politics of Australia and Asia Relations||10|
|HUMN 3079||The Asian Century||10|
|Total Credit Points||40|
Students must also complete four subjects from the following pools with a minimum of two subjects at Level 3.
Note: not all subjects will be offered each year. Subjects will be offered on a rotational basis.
|Level 2 Subject Pool|
|HUMN 2001||A History of Modern Global Buddhism||10|
|HUMN 2014||Civil Society in Contemporary China||10|
|HUMN 2023||Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920||10|
|HUMN 2039||Political Terror||10|
|Level 3 Subject Pool|
|POLI 3004||American Foreign Policy Since 1945||10|
|POLI 3005||Democracy in Asia||10|
|HUMN 3032||Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now||10|
|HUMN 3042||Global Politics||10|
|HUMN 3046||History of Modern China to 1949||10|
|POLI 3006||International Organisations and Global Governance||10|
|POLI 3007||International Relations of Southeast Asia||10|
|POLI 3008||International Special Study||10|
|HUMN 3054||Islam in Southeast Asia||10|
|POLI 3009||Looking at Global Politics Through Film||10|
|HUMN 3060||Modern Japanese History||10|
|POLI 3010||Politics of Post-War Japan||10|
|HUMN 3111||History of the People's Republic of China||10|
|HUMN 3076||Sultans, Colonists and Nationalists: Indonesia C1200-1942||10|
|HUMN 3080||The History of Southeast Asia||10|
|HUMN 3081||The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945||10|
|POLI 3012||The Politics of Civilisation||10|
|HUMN 3092||WWII in Asia and the Pacific||10|
The subject listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed this subject in 2022 or earlier.
The subjects listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed subjects in the list in 2019 or earlier.
LANG 3008 - Applied Critical Methods, no longer offered.
HUMN 2013 - Buddhism in the Contemporary World, replaced by HUMN 2001 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
HUMN 2021 Doing Business in China, no longer offered as part of this major.
BEHV 3013 Humanities Internship, no longer offered as part of this major.
CULT 2007 International Politics of North Asia , no longer offered as part of this major.
HUMN 3053 - International Study Tours, no longer offered as part of this major.
POLI 3011- The External Relations of the European Union, no longer offered.
HUMN 2054 - The History of Modern Indonesia, no longer offered.
HUMN 3089 - Understanding Global Insecurity, no longer offered.
POLI 3013 - United States Government and Politics, no longer offered.
HUMN 2059 - War, replaced by HUMN 3093 War
POLI 3014 War and Peace, no longer offered as part of this major.
HUMN 3095 - Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Japanese History, no longer offered.
POLI 1006 - World Politics: An Introduction, no longer offered.