• Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Carr
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course focuses on transnational threats to Asia-Pacific security. It considers the evolving and typically inter-related nature of these often non-military challenges, while acknowledging their relationships both to international and internal Asia-Pacific security concerns. Among the proposed topics to be covered are: environmental challenges to regional security, including climate change; diseased-based threats; natural disasters; the nexus between transnational organized crime and terrorism; piracy; energy security dilemmas; and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation. The overall objective of this course will be to complement earlier course offerings on international and internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific, therefore encapsulating the more comprehensive notions of security that are a defining feature of security politics in this part of the world.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • To provide course members with an empirical understanding of transnational challenges to Asia-Pacific security, both through the material delivered in lectures, as well as via the reading material assigned.
  • To provide course members with a series of analytical frameworks for better understanding the complexities of transnational security challenges in an Asia-Pacific context.
  • To assist course members with developing the skills required to clearly and confidently articulate their ideas regarding transnational challenges to Asia-Pacific security through in-class discussions, a variety of written assessments and tutorial based activities.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Essay plan (500 words) (10 per cent);  Research essay (3,000 words) (40 per cent); Take home exam (1,500 words)  (40 per cent).

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Workload

34 contact hours per semester

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

Prescribed Texts

An E-brick will be provided free of charge to course members

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

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 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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
4806 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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