• 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
    • Susan Thompson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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In this course students will examine the nexus between state-centric and human security, as well as the difficulties for military forces and humanitarian actors in navigating the 'space' in which they are co-located.  Policies, principles and practices of the Australian Government, the United Nations, and other key international actors and non-government organisations are considered.  Attention is also given to disaster risk reduction and peace-building strategies to help minimise the severity of natural disasters and the reversion of fragile states into conflict. The overall aim of the course is for students to gain a better understanding of the boundaries and complexities of civil-military relations in disaster and conflict situations.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the growing importance of civil-military relations in conflicts and natural disasters, drawing on the fields of international relations, strategic studies, political science, peace and conflict studies, international law, and development studies.
  2. Critically assess current policies relevant to civil-military relations in conflicts and natural disasters.
  3. Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection so that the assumptions underpinning security concepts and policies can be effectively scrutinised.
  4. Communicate effectively in verbal, written and group contexts to a professional standard.
  5. Conduct research in archives, libraries, and using internet resources.
  6. Exercise attention to detail and analytical rigour in academic writing and analysis.
  7. Appropriately reference sources and quotations utilised in scholarly writing. 
  8. More effectively design and complete a research paper.

Indicative Assessment

6,000 words:

Short essay 20%

Research Essay 50%

Exam 30%

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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.

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 Description
1994-2003 $1218
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2014 $3942
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3816
2008 $3816
2007 $3816
2006 $3816
2005 $3816
2004 $3816
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
8548 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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