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

The Asia-Pacific Security Minor provides students with a basic education on the diverse security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and the implications for Australia's foreign and defence policies. The courses are intended for students wishing to pursue careers related to security affairs, international relations, or wishing to undertake graduate work in the fields of strategic and/ or security studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain historical and current events and development that have shaped dimensions of security in the Asia-Pacific region,
  2. Identify the key concepts, ideas and principal actors in Asia-Pacific security,
  3. Explain developments in security in the Asia-Pacific in their regional and global context,
  4. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches of the security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 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

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula 6
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities 6
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
STST2003 Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands 6
STST2004 Special Topic in International Security 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6
STST3003 Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World 6
STST3004 Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security 6
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