• Code STST4001
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joanne Wallis
    • Sally Sargeson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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The Asia-Pacific Security program provides specialist training in the international, internal, and transnational security challenges currently facing this important region.  The Asia-Pacific Security Honours program offers high-calibre students the chance to deepen their skills through independent study of a topic of their choosing relating to Asia-Pacific Security.   The Honours year also provides an opportunity for students to bridge the gap between their undergraduate degree and a higher research degree and/or professional employment.  Honours students will have access to the ANU's wealth of Asia-Pacific Security expertise and to the extensive holdings of the ANU and the National libraries. Students will have expert supervisory guidance and will share their experiences with other Honours students in the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). As a member of the ANU research community, students will be in touch with the latest thinking expressed in the ANU’s frequent seminars, special lectures and conferences on Asia and the Pacific.


Entry Requirements

This will be the umbrella course that constitutes the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security (Honours) program.  Entry into the program will require the permission of the CAP Honours Committee, based on:

  1. completion of the coursework component of the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security program;
  2. completion of the coursework component of the Bachelor of Security Analysis program;
  3. completion of the coursework component of the Asia-Pacific Security major within the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies program; or
  4. completion of a cognate program or major,

usually within a Distinction average or better.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who engage fully and successfully with this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods.
  2. Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan.
  3. Communicate their critical understanding of research design and methods in a clear and concise way through a series of assignments and participation in seminars.
  4. Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research.
  5. Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic.

    Indicative Assessment

    1) presentation of thesis outline (15%);

    2) presentation of disciplinary article (15%);

    3) thesis introduction (55%);

    4) class participation and mutual feedback (15%)

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    Three hour Research in International, Political and Strategic Studies seminar in semester 1, plus 7-9 hours of independent study per week.

    Two hour Work-in-Progress course in semester 2, plus 8-10 hours of independent study per week.

    30-36 hours of independent study on the research thesis per week in semester 1 and 2.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    You will need to contact the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

    Prescribed Texts

    Prescribed readings will be provided via Wattle.


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    Student Contribution Band:
    Unit value:
    12 to 24 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
    12.00 0.25000
    13.00 0.27083
    14.00 0.29167
    15.00 0.31250
    16.00 0.33333
    17.00 0.35417
    18.00 0.37500
    19.00 0.39583
    20.00 0.41667
    21.00 0.43750
    22.00 0.45833
    23.00 0.47917
    24.00 0.50000
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $434 per unit
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $596 per unit
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
    2784 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    2797 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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