- Code POLS2132
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Political Economy, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Kenneth Fraser
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course focuses on three different current international security issues to give students depth in global security problems. The topics will change but will always include at least one traditional and non-traditional security issue, such as terrorism, cybersecurity, weapons of mass destruction, poverty, climate change, or maritime competition. For each topic, the course addresses key controversies and issues, explores theoretical explanations, and evaluates possible policy solutions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Apply general concepts and theories in international security to specific topics.
2. Analyse the main controversies and debates within key issues in international security.
3. Evaluate debates about the use of international institutions to solve serious issues in global security.
4. Make informed arguments about the best ways to use policy to reduce insecurity and improve security in the international arena.
Indicative AssessmentParticipation: 10% (LO 1, 2, 4)
Analytical Briefing/Policy Report: 1000 words 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Research Essay: 2000 words 40% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Final Examination: 30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Workload3 hours of course workshop (lecture and discussion) per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester to work through reading program and complete assessment tasks (total 130 hours)
Requisite and Incompatibility
Paul D Williams, ed. (2013). Security Studies: An Introduction, Routledge. Second Edition
Collins, A. (2013). Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford University Press. Third Edition.
Barry Buzan, Lene Hansen. (2009). The Evolution of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press.
Mary Kaldor, Iavor Rangelove, eds (2014). The Handbook of Global Security Policy, Wiley Blackwell.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3285||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|