• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Areas of interest Australian Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Michael L'Estrange
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course examines the structures, processes, actors and norms of Australia's national security policymaking system. The central subject matter of the course includes: the purposes of national security policymaking; Australia’s national security policymaking architecture; actors and interests in the national security community; practical aspects of national security policymaking including strategy planning and implementation; the role of the private sector, interest groups, the media and academia/think tanks in national security policymaking; leadership in the national security community; national security policymaking in comparable benchmark countries; and the future of national security policymaking in Australia.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Critically analyse Australia’s national security community
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues concerning policymaking processes in the national security community
  3. Analyse concepts related to planning and implementation in a national security context
  4. Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within national security agencies
  5. Acquire highly developed oral and written communication skills

Other Information

Class Timetable

Wednesday, 5:15-8:15pm

Brindabella Theatre

National Security College

GJ Yeend Wing (Crawford Bldg #132a)

1 Lennox Crossing

 

Five additional tutorials at times to be confirmed.

Indicative Assessment

  • Short Essay - 1,500 words, 30%
  • Research Assignment - 3,000 words, 40%
  • Take-home Exam - 30%

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Workload

One three-hour seminar per week (over 13 weeks) with the expectation of a further seven hours per week of independent study. (Five one-hour tutorials will also be offered throughout the semester.)

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed NSPO8001 or NSPO8003.

Prescribed Texts

Course reading list and guide to library resources.

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1218
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2004 $3816
2005 $3816
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8248 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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