- Code STST3001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course focuses on transnational threats to Asia-Pacific security. It considers the evolving and typically inter-related nature of these often non-military challenges, while acknowledging their relationships both to international and internal Asia-Pacific security concerns. Among the proposed topics to be covered are: environmental challenges to regional security, including climate change; diseased-based threats; natural disasters; the nexus between transnational organized crime and terrorism; piracy; energy security dilemmas; and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation. The overall objective of this course will be to complement earlier course offerings on international and internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific, therefore encapsulating the more comprehensive notions of security that are a defining feature of security politics in this part of the world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- To provide course members with an empirical understanding of transnational challenges to Asia-Pacific security, both through the material delivered in lectures, as well as via the reading material assigned.
- To provide course members with a series of analytical frameworks for better understanding the complexities of transnational security challenges in an Asia-Pacific context.
- To assist course members with developing the skills required to clearly and confidently articulate their ideas regarding transnational challenges to Asia-Pacific security through in-class discussions, a variety of written assessments and tutorial based activities.
Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Essay plan (500 words) (10 per cent); Research essay (3,000 words) (40 per cent); Take home exam (1,500 words) (40 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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