• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Susan Thompson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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The end of the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War saw the development of a new way of viewing the concept of national security within official government policy-making structures.  Disputes over the lessons of war and national security agendas influenced government debates and decision-making throughout the Cold War and post-Cold War periods.  This course provides an overview of post-war global security history and discusses the evolution of the concept of national security since 1945, examining how and why certain security threats and interests were perceived and how national security policies transformed over time.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an in-depth knowledge of post-war security history
  2. Analyse the evolution of key concepts relating to national security
  3. Critically reflect on key historical and theoretical viewpoints
  4. Conduct independent research
  5. Acquire highly developed oral and written communication skills

Indicative Assessment

Assessment Task

Word Count

Assessment Value

Learning outcome to be assessed

Historical document analysis

500

20%

2,3

Literature Review

1,500

20%

1,2,4,5

Research Essay

4,000

60%

1,2,3,4,5

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Workload

One two-hour seminar per week (over 13 weeks) with the expectation of a further eight hours per week of independent study

Prescribed Texts

Course reading list and guide to library resources

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolled in this course are assumed to have some knowledge of international politics

Fees

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

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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
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3462 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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