International Relations, Diplomacy

and Governance Programs 2001

Global interdependence means that no nation is unaffected by developments beyond its borders. National survival is now premised on international orientation. This means that businesses, for example, need people equipped not only with business skills but also with competencies in coping and succeeding in the highly competitive international environment.
 

 

BOND UNIVERSITY

School of Humanities and Social Sciences,

The Gold Coast

Queensland,  4229

Australia

For Study Programs contact
Rosita Dellios (rosita_dellios@bond.edu)



International Relations Graduation 
at Bond University

Intellectual preparation for performing in this complex and challenging environment is paramount. Graduates who hope to succeed in business or work for international organisations will gain an obvious advantage by having studied in this area of expertise. So, too, will anyone who wishes to become involved in diplomacy or policy formation.

The study of International Relations provides Bond University students with an understanding of international life - politically, economically and culturally. This is an invaluable asset for graduates in a wide range of professions, including:
 
1. diplomacy 

2. foreign affairs 

3. defence 

4. government service

5. business

6. journalism

7. teaching

8. politics


 

What is special about International Relations at Bond University?

Special Areas of Focus

Majors, Diplomas and Masters are available in:

Students may also study for a PhD, with specialist supervision available in Chinese and Indonesian International Relations.

A major comprises 6 subjects. Students choose from a range of subjects presented below, and can include a foreign language unit as one of their six subjects. Masters coursework students may also include one foreign language subject. The foreign language subject must be foreign to the student who applies, and it cannot be English, as familiarity is expected in this language of instruction. The PhD program is by thesis only.
 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Degrees Offered:

Majors Offered:

The major in International Relations entails successful completion of 6 subjects from the following:

  1. INTR13-100 Introduction to International Relations
  2. INTR13-204 The European Union
  3. INTR13-205 The Global Media
  4. INTR13-301 China & Northeast Asia
  5. INTR13-302 China & Southeast Asia
  6. INTR13-303 Chinese Defence Policy
  7. INTR 13-304 Eurasia
  8. INTR13-305 Australia in the Indo-Pacific Region
  9. INTR13-306 Prospects for Global Politics
  10. JPNS13-130 Introduction to Japan’s International Relations
  11. JPNS13-100 Discover Japan: A Study Trip to Kyoto
  12. Any other INTR subject or Foreign Language subject
The major in International Diplomacy entails successful completion of 6 of the following subjects:
  1. INTR13-100 Introduction to International Relations
  2. INTR13-207 Asian International Diplomacy
  3. INTR13-210 East-West International Diplomacy
  4. Multilateral Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
  5. INTR13-350 Practicum in International Relations
  6. INTR13-200 Australian Culture in the International Perspective
  7. INTR13-203 The United Nations and the Quest for Global Authority
  8. JPNS13-130 Introduction to Japan’s International Relations
  9. Any other INTR subject or Foreign Language subject
The major in Global Governance & Regional Politics entails successful completion of:

2 from the following ‘governance’ subjects -

  1. INTR13-203 The United Nations and the Quest for Global Authority
  2. INTR13-306 Prospects for Global Politics
  3. INTR13-310 Advanced International Relations
2 from the following ‘regions’ subjects -
  1. INTR13-201 The Indian Subcontinent
  2. INTR13-202 The Middle East
  3. INTR13-204 The European Union
  4. INTR13-301 China & Northeast Asia
  5. INTR13-302 China & Southeast Asia
  6. INTR13-304 Eurasia
  7. INTR13-305 Australia in the Indo-Pacific Region
  8. JPNS13-130 Introduction to Japan’s International Relations
  9. JPNS13-100 Discover Japan: A Study Trip to Kyoto
Plus 2 other subjects from INTR codes (including those in the above sections)
 
 

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

Masters Degrees & Diplomas Offered:

Diploma: Any 4 ‘INTR’subjects; or 3 plus 1 language subject.

Executive Diploma: Offered by accelerated coursework (4 subjects); or accelerated coursework (2 subjects) and minor thesis (20,000 words)

The Masters degrees can be done through various modes:

The Master of International Relations entails successful completion of 6 subjects from the following:
  1. INTR72-100 Global & Regional Issues
  2. INTR72-204 The New Europe
  3. INTR72-205 The Media as a Global Force
  4. INTR72-301 Northeast Asia in the Pacific Century
  5. INTR72-302 Southeast Asia in the Pacific Century
  6. INTR72-303 Chinese Strategic Thought & Practice
  7. INTR72-304 Themes in Eurasian International Relations
  8. INTR72-305 Indo-Pacific Affairs
  9. INTR72-306 Trends for the International Future
  10. JPNS 72-130 or JPNS72-300 or PHIL72-102
The Master of International Diplomacy entails successful completion of 6 of the following subjects:
  1. INTR72-100 Global & Regional Issues
  2. INTR72-207 Asian Diplomatic Relations
  3. INTR72-210 East-West International Diplomatic Relations
  4. INTR72-350 Internship in International Relations
  5. INTR72-200 Australian Culture in the Global Context
  6. INTR72-203 Concepts of World Governance
  7. Any other INTR postgraduate subject, JPNS72-330 or Foreign Language subject
The Master of Global Governance & Regional Politics entails successful completion of:

2 from the following ‘governance’ subjects

1. INTR72-203 Concepts of World Governance

2. INTR72-306 Trends for the International Future

3. INTR72-310 Advanced Global Politics

2 from the following ‘regions’ subjects
  1. INTR72-201 Prospects for the Indian Subcontinent
  2. INTR72-202 Prospects for the Middle East
  3. INTR72-204 The New Europe
  4. INTR72-301 Northeast Asia in the Pacific Century
  5. INTR72-302 Southeast Asia in the Pacific Century
  6. INTR72-304 Themes in Eurasian International Relations
  7. INTR72-305 Indo-Pacific Affairs
  8. JPNS72-330 or JPNS72-300
Plus 2 other subjects from INTR postgraduate codes (including those in the above sections)
 
 
SUBJECT OFFERINGS
The following subject offerings are listed in pairs of undergraduate and postgraduate versions:
INTR13-100 Introduction to International Relations

INTR72-100 Global & Regional Issues

INTR13-200 Australian Culture in the International Perspective

INTR72-200 Australian Culture in the Global Context

INTR13-201 The Indian Subcontinent

INTR72-201 Prospects for the Indian Subcontinent

INTR13-202 The Middle East

INTR72-202 Prospects for the Middle East

INTR13-203 The United Nations & the Quest for Global Authority

INTR72-203 Concepts of World Governance

INTR13-204 The European Union

INTR72-204 The New Europe

INTR13-205 The Global Media

INTR72-305 The Media as a Global Force

INTR13-207 Asian International Diplomacy

INTR72-207 Asian Diplomatic Relations

INTR13-210 East-West International Diplomacy

INTR72-210 East-West International Diplomatic Relations

INTR13-301 China & Northeast Asia

INTR72-301 Northeast Asia in the Pacific Century

INTR13-302 China & Southeast Asia

INTR72-302 Southeast Asia in the Pacific Century

INTR13-303 Chinese Defence Policy

INTR72-303 Chinese Strategic Thought & Practice

INTR13-304 Eurasia

INTR72-304 Themes in Eurasian International Relations

INTR13-305 Australia in the Indo-Pacific Region

INTR72-305 Indo-Pacific Affairs

INTR13-306 Prospects for Global Politics

INTR72-306 Trends for the International Future

INTR13-310 Advanced International Relations

INTR72-310 Advanced Global Politics

INTR13-350 Practicum in International Relations

INTR72-350 Internship in International Relations

INTR13-390 Special Topic in International Relations

INTR72-359 Special Topic in International Relations

JPNS codes are detailed in Japanese Studies program guidelines.
 
 

SUBJECT DETAILS

INTR100 Introduction to International Relations
 

This subject is intended to provide an introduction to International Relations and politics. It seeks to familiarise students with the basic concepts and theoretical approaches to the subject, and to offer a framework for the analysis and understanding of contemporary international affairs.


INTR72-100 Global & Regional Issues
 

This subject is designed to afford newcomers to the study of International Relations the opportunity to investigate current global and regional issues and the historical, political and geographical factors that have shaped them. The unit will cover the new dynamics in the changing global power structure and the theories that allow us to place them in perspective.


INTR13-200Australian Culture in the International Perspective
 

This subject examines Australian culture from ‘within’ Australia as well as from the international perspective. The fomer traces development from indigenous habitation to modern multiculturalism; the latter views Australian culture in comparison and in interaction with international cultural contexts. The subject features an interactive internet component through its own web page for engaging international perspectives - including guest lectures from overseas Australian Studies centres.


INTR72-200 Australian Culture in the Global Context
 

This subject traces the development of Australian culture from indigenous habitation to modern multiculturalism, while at the same time framing its development within the international and now global context. Such a positioning is especially relevant to Australian business and diplomacy in the current era, as well as to enhancing international students’ understanding of Australia. The subject features an interactive internet component though its own web page for engaging international perspectives - including guest lectures from overseas Australian Studies centres.


INTR13-201 The Indian Subcontinent
 

India with a projected population of 1 billion by the year 2000, is being argued by some to be the next major economic and military power to emerge in the 21st Century. This subject will focus on India's rise to prominence but will also examine its regional neighbours: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and interactions and tensions between them.

The subject will examine the geographical features of the region which determine both strategic and economic factors. It will also provide a brief historical overview which emphasises colonial processes dating from the 12th century. State formation this century and the development of political processes since will then form the basis of an examination of the major political, strategic, economic and cultural factors operating within the region in the late 20th Century. The projection of India as a new 'superpower' will be analysed. Themes flowing through the subject include the conflict between development and the physical & social environment; individualism vs collectivism; nationalism vs regionalism and globalism; development vs democracy and cultural chauvinism.


INTR72-201 Prospects for the Indian Subcontinent
 

India is projected by some to be the next major economic and military power to emerge in the 21st Century and a major player within the international arena. This subject will focus on India but will also examine its regional neighbours: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as the interactions and tensions between them. Students will attend undergraduate lectures and tutorials; however their attention will be focussed on the formulation of future scenarios in the strategic, political, economic and cultural sectors. The workload is considerably heavier and students will attend an extra seminar once a week to discuss their perceptions and ongoing work.


INTR13-202 The Middle East
 

The Middle East is a complex site of political, economic and cultural tensions exemplified by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; the desire of the industrialised world for cheap oil, and militant Islam. This subject will examine the historical and colonial background to the emergence of the modern states in the Middle East and the continuing tensions. Contemporary political and economic processes and institutions will also be examined and the major geographical features of the region analysed in terms of economic, cultural and strategic capital. A brief introduction to the nature of Islam and culturally related social and gender issues are included. Attention is also paid to the military and strategic interests of the region.

The subject will focus on Israel-Palestine, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria & Saudi Arabia but will also encompass an holistic analysis of the region.


INTR72-202 Prospects for the Middle East
 

The Middle East is a complex site of political, economic and cultural tensions exemplified by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the desire of the industrialised world for cheap oil and militant Islam. This subject will examine the historical and colonial background to the emergence of the modern states in the Middle East and the continuing tensions. Contemporary political and economic processes and institutions will also be examined and the major geographical features of the region analysed in terms of economic and cultural capital. Students will attend undergraduate lectures and tutorials; however their attention will be focussed on process rather than fact in order to formulate future scenarios in the strategic, political, economic and cultural sectors. The workload is considerably heavier and students will attend an extra seminar once a week to discuss their perceptions and ongoing work.


INTR13-203 The United Nations and the Quest for Global Authority
 

The subject will cover the origins, organisation, development and multiple roles of the UN. Through a study of various UN agencies, students will analyse the tasks it has set itself as a ‘supra-national’ body in the areas of human rights, international economics and finance, and legal, social and cultural issues. The subject will also focus on the increasingly important role of international peacekeeping and peacemaking by the organisation through a series of case studies ranging from UN operations in Palestine, the Congo and the Gulf. Through seminar papers, students may select to analyse other missions such as those in Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia.

A major theme thoughout the subject will be the difficulties involved in rationalising concepts of moral authority in order to give the UN a clear moral mandate.


INTR72-203 Concepts of World Governance
 

This advanced subject will critically analyse the growth, organisation and development of the UN as the logical avenue for global governance. Lectures follow the guidelines above but post-graduate students are expected, in their assignments, to formulate future scenario and when possible propose rational and practical solutions to crises.

In addition to investigating the wider role of the UN and its agencies, students will concentrate on the future shape and role of the organisation through an analysis of the Secretariat, Security Council and General Assembly.


INTR13-205 The Global Media
 

This subject introduces students to the field of international communications, with the emphasis on interaction among nations. The subject will begin with a history of global media systems and pose questions about the likelihood of a free media evolving from an authoritarian one. Other issues covered are the North/South imbalance and the inequalities in the flow of information from developed to lesser developed nations. Case studies of media in the Middle East, India, Africa and China will be included.

The subject will also cover the impact of the new media technologies including satellite and digital transmission and trans-border and other alternate forms of media information flow. It will also examine the social and cultural impact of the new global media and its role in the erosion of national sovereignty. Above all, the subject will emphasise the emergence of this new global media as an "actor" in its own right and its impact on the formulation of policy and international relations through its ability to influence national, regional and global world opinion.


INTR72-205 The Media As A Global Force
 

Lectures follow the same path as the undergraduate subject but assignments and class discussions will focus on future scenarios and students will be expected to present a very thorough analysis of media effects in one geopolitical region of the communications world.


INTR13-204 The European Union
 

This subject examines the profound changes which have shaped European affairs since the end of World War II, with particular emphasis on the post-1989 period. The fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the emergence of a single European community are changing the face of international politics and economics. Students will develop an understanding of political, strategic and economic factors underlying the new Europe, and the way this community interacts with the wider international scene. Topics will include a study of the formation of the European Community and its move towards a political Union, and economic, social and strategic prospects through the 21st century. The recent expansion of the European Union, and its policies toward a ‘wider’ Europe embracing countries to the east and south, will be analysed. Focus studies will include the new Germany, the Balkan’s Crisis, contemporary implications of Russian politics, Franco-German relations, the role of international organisations, regionalism and the changing nature of the nation-state. Students may pick from a wide range of topics for more detailed research.


INTR72-204 The New Europe
 

This subject examines in detail the profound changes which have shaped contemporary European affairs, with particular emphasis on the post-1989 period. The fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the emergence of a single European community have changed the face of international politics and economics. The subject studies the political, strategic and economic factors underlying the new Europe, and the way this community interacts with the wider international scene. Topics will include a study of the formation of the European Community and its move towards a political Union, and economic, social and strategic prospects for the future. The recent expansion of the European Union, and its policies toward a ‘wider’ Europe embracing countries to the east and south, will be analysed. Focus studies will include the unification of Germany, the political role of France, contemporary implications of Russian politics, the rise of nationalism and ethnic conflict, the role of international organisations, regionalism and the changing nature of the nation-state. Students may pick from a wide range of topics as research projects.


INTR13-207 Asian International Diplomacy
 

This subject is designed to assist the student to engage and evaluate the key concepts and theories informing the designated theme of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference each year. This subject has an in-country component, determined by the location of the HPAIR conference. HPAIR is a student conference that brings together delegates from the world’s leading universities to discuss economic, political and cultural issues of contemporary importance. In preparation for their attendance to HPAIR as Bond University delegates, students will engage in several practical and academic diplomatic exercises. Supplementing the conference-specific material offered by this subject, is a framework for understanding and assessing the cross-cultural political economy of Asian nations and the implications for diplomacy.


INTR72-207 Asian Diplomatic Relations
 

Regardless of the state of events in the Asian regions, all other nations need to understand and be able to react diplomatically yet rapidly to those circumstances. This subject encourages all students to respond to the contemporary political, economic, strategic and cultural realities of Asia in a diplomatic style commensurate to their own nationality. To this end, traditional and contemporary diplomatic theoretical frameworks will be examined in general by all students. Thereafter each student will be encouraged to assume an individual and nationalistic diplomatic posture on a contemporary diplomatic issue, or set of issues in Asia. Part of this subject is an in-country diplomacy exercise in conjunction with the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). HPAIR is a student conference that brings together delegates from the world’s leading universities to discuss economic, political and cultural issues of contemporary importance. In preparation for their attendance to HPAIR as Bond University delegates, students will engage in several practical and academic diplomatic exercises.


INTR13-210 East-West International Diplomacy
 

This subjects explores the notion of difference between Eastern and Western politics and diplomatic practice. Students will engage in practical and theoretical exercises to develop an understanding of the debate. This subject has an in-country component.


INTR72-210 East-West Diplomatic Relations
 

Students in this subjects will engage in research to explore the notion of Eastern and Western political and diplomatic practices. The subject has an in-country component. The practical and theoretical components will support student research to assess the cleavage (or otherwise) between East and West.


INTR13-301 China and Northeast Asia
 

This subjects examines China’s role and relations in its most immediate region, Northeast Asia, with a special emphasis on Japan and Korea. With Northeast Asia representing a militarily and economically powerful region of the international system, its influence in global stability could well be decisive in the 21st century. For this reason particular attention is given to the latest debates on the region’s international relations as well as the strategic style of the ‘Confucian cultural area’ which all of Northeast Asia - with the exception of the Russian Far East - represents. This subjects complements INTR302 China and Southeast Asia, thereby providing a more comprehensive examination of East Asian international relations.


INTR72-301 Northeast Asia in the Pacific Century
 

Northeast Asia is the world’s most economically dynamic region and strategically most decisive in Pacific Century politics. For this reason, this subject pays particular attention to the strategic and political style of the ‘Confucian cultural area’ which all of Northeast Asia - with the exception of the Russian Far East - represents. It also investigates the American factor in this region’s international affairs. This subjects complements INTR802 Southeast Asia in the Pacific Century, thereby providing a more comprehensive examination of East Asian international relations.


INTR13-302 China and Southeast Asia
 

This subject examines China’s role and relations in the Southeast Asian region, comprising the countries of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. The subject is linked thematically to INTR301 China and Northeast Asia and has its own distinctive features. These include strategic considerations in the South China Sea and the Southeast Asian mainland. Particular attention is also paid to cultural influences on the conduct of Southeast Asian international relations.


INTR72-302 Southeast Asia In The Pacific Century
 

This subject examines China’s role and relations in the Southeast Asian region, comprising the countries of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. The subject is linked thematically to INTR301 China and Northeast Asia and has its own distinctive features. These include strategic considerations in the South China Sea and the Southeast Asian mainland. Particular attention is also paid to cultural influences on the conduct of Southeast Asian international relations.


INTR72-303 Chinese Defence Policy
 

The aim of this subject is to examine China’s defence policy in terms of doctrine, strategy, and modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army. Historical-cultural factors that shape contemporary Chinese defence thinking are also considered, as are Chinese defence potentialities in view of the country’s rapidly growing status as a regional superpower.


INTR72-303 Chinese Strategic Thought and Practice
 

This subject examines the features and philosophy of Chinese defence policy. Emphasis is given to the period of modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army under Deng Xiaoping and its importance in China’s growing status as a regional superpower. Historical-cultural factors are also given prominence in an effort to understand China’s distinctive style of thinking about and dealing with the problems of national security.


INTR13-304 Eurasia
 

This subject focuses on new relations emerging between Europe and Asia. One of the regions where fundamental change is occurring in the international system is in Central Asia. Several new states have emerged from the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and form part of the complex interaction between the new Europe and an economically transformed East Asia. The subject will look in detail at the economic, political, cultural, and strategic changes which have changed the nature of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Affairs. Particular topics will include Russia’s eastern policy, the future of Siberia and Mongolia, prospects for the news states such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, recent conflicts in Afghanistan, China-Russia relations, the influence of various forms of Islam in the region, and the interaction with Turkey and Eastern Europe. Major foreign policy issues which affect Eurasia, including Russian and U.S. initiatives, will be studied, as will trade interactions between Western Europe and East Asia. In ancient times, the ‘silk road’ once linked these regions through a shared interest in trade. Today, convergent economic interests are challenged by different perceptions of how security and cultural harmony might be developed in this complex super-region. (For year 2000 lecture series and subject outline, see Eurasia subheading in http://rjamesferguson.webjump.com)


INTR72-304 Themes in Eurasian International Relations
 

This subject studies in depth the new relations emerging between Europe and Asia. Two of the areas where fundamental change is occurring in the international system is in the re-emergence of the importance of European-Asian relations, and in Central Asian affairs. Several new states have emerged from the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and form part of the complex interaction between the new Europe and an economically transformed East Asia. The subject will look in detail at the economic, political, cultural, and strategic changes which have transformed the nature of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Affairs. Particular topics will include Russia’s ‘Eurasian’ policy, the future of Siberia and Mongolia, prospects for the new states such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, recent conflicts in Afghanistan, China-Russia relations, the influence of various forms of Islam in the region, and the interaction with Turkey and Eastern Europe. Major foreign policy issues which affect Eurasia, including Russian, German, European Union and U.S. initiatives, will be studied, as will trade interactions between Western Europe and East Asia. In ancient times, the ‘silk road’ once linked these regions through a shared interest in trade, with culture, religion and ideas also flowing down this route. Today, convergent economic interests are challenged by different perceptions of how security, political and cultural stability might be managed. (For year 2000 lecture series, see Eurasia subheading in http://rjamesferguson.webjump.com)


INTR13-305 Australia in the Indo-Pacific Region
 

This subject investigates the new dynamics in economics, trade, foreign policy and security issues which are affecting Australasia in the broader Pacific and Asian context. Rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific has created a radically changed political and social environment in which new forms of interaction are emerging. Topics will include regional institutions such as APEC, the impact of ASEAN, contemporary Pacific Island affairs, emerging relationships in the Indian Ocean, Australia’s relationship to Indonesia and the South Pacific communities, and the future of PNG. (For year 2000 lecture series and subject outline, see subheading in http://rjamesferguson.webjump.com)


INTR72-305 Indo-Pacific Affairs
 

This subject investigates the new dynamics in economics, culture, foreign policy and security issues which are affecting Australasia in the broader Pacific and Asian context. Rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific has created a radically changed political and social environment in which new forms of interaction are emerging. Australia has sought to deepen its ties with East and Southeast Asia, but in recent years has also had to consider the future impact of India and South Asia generally. Topics will include regional institutions such as APEC, ASEAN and its associated forums, contemporary Pacific Island affairs, emerging relationships in the Indian Ocean, Australia’s relationship to Indonesia, the economic and strategic significance of the South Pacific, and the future of PNG. (For year 2000 lecture series, see subheading in http://rjamesferguson.webjump.com)


INTR13-306 Prospects for Global Politics
 

This subject examines potentialities of the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on Asia-Pacific. As the world's most dynamic region it is expected to exercise considerable influence on future directions in global politics. Students are introduced to concepts in Futures Studies and methods such as scenario construction. The subject is designed to act as the 'think-tank' of the International Relations program, providing analyses and insights into a range of issues which dominate the global agenda. By not only studying current trends but proposing future directions - including those that may eventuate through the management of change - students are better equipped for the demands of a globalising world.


INTR72-306 Trends for the International Future
 

This subject examines the trends and prospects for international relations on a global and regional scale. Special attention is paid to Asia-Pacific as the world's most dynamic region, and implications for 21st century global politics. The subject is designed to act as the 'think-tank' of the International Relations program, providing analyses and insights into a range of issues which dominate the global agenda. By not only studying current trends but proposing future directions - including those that may eventuate through the management of change - students are better equipped for the demands of a globalising world.


INTR13-310 Advanced International Relations
 

This is an advanced "capping" unit designed to round-out and consolidate an undergraduate program in International Relations. It combines an analysis of new ideas in International Relations with detailed case studies. It is of special interest to those wishing to pursue a career or interests in Foreign Affairs, Defence, International Trade or Business, and related areas. (The year 2000 Subject Outline is available online.)


INTR72-310 Advanced Global Politics
 

This is an advanced capping unit designed to consolidate a postgraduate program in International Relations. It is of special interest to those wishing to pursue a career in Defence and Foreign Affairs or specialised interests in international law, finance or business.


INTR13-350 Practicum in International Relations
 

Students in this subject will engage in an internship or similar activity locally, nationally or internationally, under the guidance of their academic supervisor. This subject is designed to give students practical experience of a facet of International Relations which will complement theoretical understanding gained in other INTR subjects.


INTR72-350 Internship in International Relations
 

Students in this subjects will engage in an internship or similar activity locally, nationally or internationally, under the guidance of their academic supervisor. This subject is designed to give students practical experience of a facet of International Relations which will complement theoretical understanding gained in other INTR subjects.


INTR13-390/72-859 Special Topic in International Relations
 

This subject is available as independent study for students wishing to undertake specialised studies in an area not covered by the existing offerings in International Relations. Entry will only be possible with the approval of the head of the International Relations program on the basis of a submission of intent, the need, and the availability of staff supervision.


Visiting Specialist: A designated Special Topic is also offered every third semester in regular classroom mode, when a visiting specialist is invited to the department to present a subject based on his or her expertise.

Special Topic for One-Semester Students: Specially tailored programs for visiting one-semester students are run according to particular themes, appropriate to areas of student interest and availability of supervision. Special topics can also be designed for degree students to meet particular research and vocational needs, depending upon available staff expertise.
 
 

Teaching Staff:
 
Rosita Dellios: (Associate Professor of International Relations) is head of the department and an expert in Chinese defence and foreign policy, as well as east Asian international relations and cultural affairs. 

(Email: rosita_dellios@bond.edu.au)

Anne Cullen: (Assistant Professor of International Relations) is an expert in Southeast Asian political and economic affairs, with particular emphasis on Indonesia and in international diplomacy. She coordinates the major in International Diplomacy. 

(Email: anne_cullen@bond.edu.au

Maggie Grey: (Assistant Professor of International Relations) specialises in the Middle East region, the Indian subcontinent, global media and global governance. She coordinates the major in Global Governance and Regional Politics. 

(Email: maggie_grey@bond.edu.au

R. James Ferguson: (Assistant Professor of International Relations) specialises in Asian, Eurasian and European international relations, as well as strategic cultures. He is also the Assistant Director of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies

(Email: james_ferguson@bond.edu.au)


 

Visiting Specialist: every third semester a visiting specialist is invited to teach on his or her special area of expertise. In the third semester of 2001, a Specific Topic covering China and the World Trade Organisation will be run.

More Information

If you would like more information, contact one of the above staff, or Brett Hartley,

phone (07) 5595 2508

Int. phone +61 7 5595 2508

Facsimile: (07) 55952545

Int. Fax: +61 7 55952545

E-mail brett_hartley@bond.edu.au.

TIMETABLE 2001
INTR100

INTR201

INTR202

INTR303

INTR304

INTR305

INTR306
 
 
 
 

INTR100

INTR204

INTR207

INTR301

INTR302

INTR310
 
 
 
 

INTR100

INTR200
 
 

INTR201

INTR205

INTR210

INTR390

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Introduction to International Relations

The Indian Subcontinent 

The Middle East

Chinese Defence Policy

Eurasia

Australia in the Indo-Pacific Region

Prospects for Global Politics
 
 
 
 

Introduction to International Relations

The European Union

Asian International Diplomacy

China and Northeast Asia

China and Southeast Asia

Advanced International Relations
 
 
 
 

Introduction to International Relations

Australian Culture in the International

Perspective The Indian Subcontinent

The Global Media

East-West International Diplomacy

Special Topic: China and the WTO

Semester 1

INTR71/72-100

INTR71/72-201

INTR71/72-202

INTR71/72-303

INTR71/72-304

INTR71/72-305

INTR71/72-306
 
 

Semester 2

INTR71/72-100

INTR71/72-204

INTR71/72-207

INTR71/72-301

INTR71/72-301

INTR71/72-310
 
 

Semester 3

INTR71/72-100

INTR71/72-200
 
 

INTR71/72-201

INTR71/72-205

INTR71/72-210

INTR71/72-390

POSTGRADUATE

Global and Regional Issues

Prospects for the Indian Subcontinent

Prospects for the Middle East

Chinese Strategic Thought and Practice

Themes in Eurasian International Relations

Indo-Pacific Affairs

Trends for the International Future
 
 
 
 

Global and Regional Issues

The New Europe

Asian Diplomatic Relations

Northeast Asia in the Pacific Century

Southeast Asia in the Pacific Century

Advanced Global Politics
 
 
 
 

Global and Regional Issues

Australian Culture in the Global Context
 
 

 Prospects for the Indian Subcontinent

The Media as a Global Force

 East-West Diplomatic Relations

Special Topic: China and the WTO


  NEW UNITS PLANNED FOR 2001-2002

Semester 2, 2001 - INTR390 Special Topic: Islamic Culture in the International System

Semester 1, 2002 - INTR2XX: Latin America in the International System
 
 

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