- Total units 48 Units
- Major code SECU-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
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.
Upon completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Security Studies, graduates will be able to:
- Speak and write about the theoretical, historical and empirical dimensions of international, internal and transnational security in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Speak and write about the key challenges confronting Australian security and defence policy in the ‘Asian Century’.
- Use analytical frameworks for understanding the complexities of the security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.
Learning OutcomesStudents 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.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
36 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Introduction to International Security Studies
|Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security
|International Security issues in the Asia Pacific
|Internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific
|Transnational security issues in the Asia-Pacific
|Australia's Security in the Asian Century
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands
|Special Topic in International Security
|Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World
|Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security
|China's New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security
|Indian Foreign and Security Policy
|US Security Policy in Asia
|Japan's Security Dilemmas
|Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula
|Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
|Southeast Asian Security
|New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security
|Cartographies of Security: Critical Security Studies and International Politics