• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Daniel Marston
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
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This module offers an integrated treatment of the main features of strategy. It is designed to help course members develop strong analytical frameworks for understanding how military operations contribute to achieving political objectives. The module will examine influential theorists and core concepts of strategy in their historical context, especially strategy in the First World War, Second World War, Cold War and the post 1991 period.
This course is only open to students posted to the Australian Command Staff College.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to:

1. Describe and identify  the fundamentals of the major concepts on how military operations can achieve political goals;

2. Analyse the making of strategy and identify the role which the nature of political objectives, geostrategic location, strategic culture, and law and ethics have on determining strategic approaches;

3. Apply concepts of strategy to historic, current and hypothetical situations;

4. Conduct research on strategy and critically evaluate historical evidence on strategy;

5. Express themselves clearly and eloquently in a variety of formats, including verbal and written;

6. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

Short Assignment (20%), Essay (40%), Examination (40%)

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Workload

Teaching will occur intensively across approximately 10 working days.  Assessment is scheduled during and after the teaching period as part of the overall program timetabling.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must be studying Graduate Diploma of Military and Defence Studies or Graduate Certificate of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies or Master of Military and Defence Studies Advanced.

Prescribed Texts

Core reading materials will be available as an e-brick.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $5916
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $8700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1607 02 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015 13 Mar 2015 In Person

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