This course provides a detailed investigation into the history, working and challenges experienced by Australia’s security and intelligence organisations. The course is designed to examine and contrast the varying roles and functions of the various agencies as part of Australia’s national security apparatus in the context of its engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The course considers how the various intelligence and security functions and organisations have evolved and how they have interacted with society and how they have helped shape Australia’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the components of the Australian Intelligence Community
- Explain how and why the AIC came to be configured as it is
- Explain the role of the AIC in Australia’s national security community and national security strategy
- Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the AIC
- Evaluate the significance of the AIC for Australia as an Asia-Pacific power
- Class participation (10) [LO null]
- Intelligence Assessment (20) [LO null]
- In Class test (10) [LO null]
- Research Essay (40) [LO null]
- Final Exam (20) [LO null]
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130 hours, including 36 contact hours per semester
One three-hour interactive class for 12 weeks
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Key readings will be provided via Wattle
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