Choose an elective in international relations and boost the relevance of your degree in today’s globalised world. The internationally renowned experts at the ANU Department of International Relations will help you understand the complex dynamics of contemporary international relations with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific, the world’s fastest-changing region.
The Department teaches the following courses
- International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
- Japan’s Security Dilemmas
- US Security Policy in Asia
- China’s New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security
- Regionalism, Rights and Order in Southeast Asia
- Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
- Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula
- Global Policy in the Asia-Pacific
- Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building
- Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
These courses can be taken as electives in a number of programs at ANU, but will particularly appeal to students studying the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies, the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security, the international security specialisation in the Bachelor of International Relations or the international relations major in the Bachelor of Arts degree (within the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences).
The Department of International Relations is now offering the major Peace and Conflict Studies. This major includes two introductory courses Understanding Peace and Conflict and Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution.
The courses can also be taken within other majors/minors in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. These include:
- Asia-Pacific politics
- Northeast Asian studies
- Peace, conflict & war
- Asia Pacific security studies
- Southeast Asian studies
- Chinese studies
- South Asian studies
More information can be found at ANU Enrolments Office.