• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Susan Thompson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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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

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

  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Historical document analysis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.  

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 $2148
2004 $2160
2005 $2298
2006 $2412
2007 $2520
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3798
2004 $3798
2005 $3798
2006 $3798
2007 $3798
2008 $3798
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4955 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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