IR Undergraduate

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

Semester 1, 2020

International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
Indian Foreign and Security Policy
US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia
Understanding Peace and Conflict
Regionalism, Rights and Order in Southeast Asia
Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building

Semester 2, 2020

Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
Peace and Conflict Studies
Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific
Humanitarianism: Principles, Politics and Practice
Politics of Nuclear Weapons

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 (Year in Asia), the Bachelor of International Security Studies, 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
Asia-Pacific Security Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Chinese Studies
South Asian Studies

More information can be found at ANU Enrolments Office.



Undergraduate coordinator

Dr David Envall

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