• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Marcus Mietzner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course surveys the main issues of Southeast Asian security, giving due attention to traditional concerns with interstate conflict as well as non-traditional themes like the economy and the quality of democratic governance. It also provides a grounding in the Cold War-era conflicts that shaped the region as we know it today. The central focus, however, is on contemporary internal armed conflict rooted in processes of state formation and state decay. Key internal conflicts affecting the human security of millions of Southeast Asians, as well as near neighbours like Australia, will be analysed in their unique historical and cultural context, and related to cross-cutting questions with broad inter-disciplinary significance negotiating views from above and below, from inside and outside.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of security issues in Southeast Asia. They will have obtained in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of internal conflicts prevalent in the region, and will have studied the conflict preventation mechanisms in place to address them.

In addition, students will have deepened their analytical and presentational skills, preparing them for future professional work in government, think tanks, intelligence, academia or development agencies.

Indicative Assessment

Proposed Assessment: Tutorial Attendance and Participation (10 %), Tutorial Presentation (15 %), Tutorial Paper (1000 words: 15 %), Research Paper (2500 words: 30 %), Take-home Exam (30%).

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Workload

Contact Hours: One two-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units of university courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA6060.

Preliminary Reading

All essential readings and some recommended texts will be placed on Wattle, and the course guide will include a bibliography for each week. For course preparation, students should read Alan Collins, Security and Southeast Asia: Domestic, Regional and Global Issues (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003).

Assumed Knowledge

An introductory knowledge of Asian societies, Asian religions, or the fields of history, politics, or anthropology indicated by the completion of two introductory courses in Asian Societies and Histories, or two introductory courses in history, politics or anthropology is desirable.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9278 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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