• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gregory Raymond
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Is war likely between global powers the United States and China? Could we see a nuclear conflict in the next decade? Is terrorism still a serious security risk? Should we see climate change as a security challenge?

To answer these questions this course introduces its members to the foundations of the concept of 'security' and then applies them to contemporary case studies to illustrate their relevance. By focussing on both traditional and non-traditional security issues, the course seeks to provide students with analytical frameworks and the empirical basis for better understanding the complexity of contemporary security issues.

Together with STST1003, STST1001 is designed to provide the  foundation for the later-year courses in the Bachelor of International Security program which will look in greater depth at the international, internal and transnational security challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the globe.

Learning Outcomes

If you successfully complete the course you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of security and the diverse range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific;
  • Identify and explain the core analytical and empirical frameworks that are required for undertaking more in-depth analysis of international security challenges covered in later-year courses;
  • Employ written and oral communication skills to clearly and confidently articulate your ideas about international security; and
  • Reflect critically on the key security issues arising in the ‘Asian Century’.

Indicative Assessment

Lecture and Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Tutorial presentation (10 per cent); Short assignment (500 words) (15 per cent); Essay synopsis (1000 words) (10 per cent); Research essay (2,500 words) (35 per cent); Exam (1,000 words) (20 per cent).

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Workload

36 contact hours per semester

A 2-hour lecture session per week for twelve weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for twelve weeks of the semester.

Prescribed Texts

Provided free of charge to course members

Majors

Minors

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
3141 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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