• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code SECU-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Asia-Pacific Security Studies Minor

The Security Minor/Major provides specialist training in the diverse, traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and the implications for Australia’s security and defence policy. The course is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in a relevant government [Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Immigration etc.] or private sector related to security affairs, or wishing to undertake graduate work in the fields of strategic and/ or  security studies.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary dimensions of international, internal and transnational security in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Identify and explain the key concepts, ideas and principal actors in Asia-Pacific security.
  • Analyse the key challenges facing Australian security and defence policy in the 'Asian Century'.
  • Evaluate the major theoretical frameworks for understanding the complexities of the security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Reflect critically on the principal factors that determine the security policies of Australia and the major Asia-Pacific powers.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6
STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific 6
STST2002 Internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST2003 Security in the South Pacific: Is it Australia's "Arc of Instability"? 6
STST2004 Special Topic in Asia-Pacific Security 6
STST3001 Transnational security issues in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6
STST3003 The Evolution & Roles of Australia's Security and Intelligence Organisations 6
STST3004 Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security 6
INTR2012 China's New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security 6
INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2016 US Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2018 Japan's Security Dilemmas 6
INTR2020 Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula 6
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities 6
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
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