• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations

The security challenges confronting the Asia Pacific - both states and peoples - involve more than traditional dimensions of threat and insecurity. This course introduces students to the conceptual literature on non-traditional security and explores those themes as they relate to the Asia Pacific. It begins with an overview of concepts and debates associated with non-traditional security. The second part of the course examines how these issues have been taken up within the Asia Pacific region with a particular focus on regional institutions. The third section of the course examines a series of NTS challenges in the Asia Pacific, including environmental and climate security, food security, transnational organized crime, health security, and irregular migration.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge and a critical understanding of the key themes and concepts of non-traditional security in the Asia Pacific including their relationship with debates about the nature of security within the discipline of International Relations
  • apply those themes and concepts to a case study of contemporary NTS issues in the Asia Pacific
  • communicate their critical understanding of global environmental politics in a clear and concise way through a series of assignments and participation in seminars and workshops

Indicative Assessment

  • Short essay, 1000 words, 20%
  • Two reading reviews, 800 to 1000 words each, 20% each
  • Long essay, 3000 words, 40%

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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
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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
Global Health
4361 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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