• 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
    • Prof John Blaxland
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course provides a detailed investigation into the history, working and challenges experienced by Australia's security and intelligence organisations. The course is designed to examine and contrast the varying roles and functions of the various agencies as part of Australia's national security apparatus in the context of its engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The course considers how the various intelligence and security functions and organisations have evolved and how they have interacted with society and how they have helped shape Australia's engagement in the Asia-Pacific.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the components of the Australian Intelligence Community
  2. Explain how and why the AIC came to be configured as it is
  3. Explain the role of the AIC in Australia’s national security community and national security strategy
  4. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the AIC
  5. Evaluate the significance of the AIC for Australia as an Asia-Pacific power

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial presentation 10%
  2. Short essay 20%
  3. Research Essay 60%
  4. Final Examination 10%

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Workload

36 contact hours per semester

 

Two one-hour lecture sessions per week for 12 weeks and a one-hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks of the semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least two STST courses.

Prescribed Texts

Key readings will be provided via Wattle

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
4806 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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