• Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joanne Wallis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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The Asia-Pacific region encompasses a broad range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges. These include the potential for major power war between the United States, a rising China and an increasingly assertive India, insurgencies in Southeast Asia, and transnational threats such as terrorism and environmental disasters. This course introduces its members to the foundations of the concept of ‘security’ and then applies them to case studies in the Asia-Pacific region. By focussing on both traditional and non-traditional security issues, the course seeks to provide students with analytical frameworks and the empirical basis for better understanding the complexity of contemporary Asia-Pacific security. Together with STST1002, STST1001 is designed to provide the foundation for the later-year courses in the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security program which will look in greater depth at the international, internal and transnational security challenges facing the region.

Learning Outcomes

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

If you successfully complete the course you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of security and to the diverse range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific;
  • Identify and explain the core analytical and empirical frameworks that are required for undertaking more in-depth analysis of Asia-Pacific security challenges covered in later-year courses;
  • Employ written and oral communication skills to clearly and confidently articulate your ideas about Asia-Pacific security; and
  • Reflect critically on the key security issues arising in the ‘Asian Century’.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Short assignment (700 words) (20 per cent); Essay plan (500 words) (10 per cent); Research essay (2,500 words) (30 per cent); Take home exam (1,500 words) (30 per cent).

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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.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4044 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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