• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The Special Topic is designed to showcase a new area of teaching and to allow students to learn from visiting specialists at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

 

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 major concepts associated with the special topic area;

2. Evaluate and confidently apply these concepts to historic, contemporary and hypothetical situations;

3. Possess a thorough empirical knowledge of the special topic area;

4. Conduct research on the special topic area and critically evaluate approaches to the study of the special topic area;

5. 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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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