International Relations and Asian Studies, Minor
- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0019
Previous Code: SM1073.1
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 minor 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 minor 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. Employment opportunities may be found in the State and Commonwealth public service, overseas organisations, the media, business and industry, education and research.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Internal||enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au|
To complete a minor in International Relations and Asian Studies, students must complete 40 credit points from the subjects listed below.
|Select two of the following:||20|
|Asia in the World|
|Introduction to International Relations|
|Politics of Australia and Asia Relations|
|The Asian Century|
|Total Credit Points||20|
Additional subjects to complete the minor can be chosen from the above four subjects, or from the following pool subjects.
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 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 subjects listed below count towards completion of the minor for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.
LANG 3008 - Applied Critical Methods, no longer offered.
BEHV 3013 Humanities Internship - Humanities Internship, no longer offered as part of this minor.
HUMN 3053 - International Study Tours, replaced by HUMN 3106 Study Tours
HUMN 3074 - Social and Political Developments in Contemporary China, replaced by HUMN 3111 History of the People's Republic of China
POLI 3011 - The External Relations of the European Union, no longer offered.
HUMN 3089 - Understanding Global Insecurity, no longer offered.
POLI 3013 - United States Government and Politics, no longer offered.
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.