- Code STST8010
- 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 Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Chui Ling Evelyn Goh
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This Masters-level course introduces students to a range of inter-disciplinary concepts, theories and methods that inform much of Strategic Studies academic research. Using the overarching empirical theme of the Cold War -- a recent historical period crucial to the development of Strategic Studies as a discipline -- the course will draw on the rich primary record and secondary literature to give students a foundational grounding in three areas: (1) understanding critical developments during the Cold War and their effects on the development of Strategic Studies; (2) exposure to historiographical and methodological debates in the study of the Cold War; and (3) introduction to the foundational theoretical and conceptual methods employed by scholars in the most influential works on critical themes in Strategic Studies. This course provides the important multi-disciplinary background for postgraduate Strategic Studies, with an emphasis on history, foreign policy analysis, and positivist political science methods.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Communicate knowledge about a range of foundational inter-disciplinary concepts and methods that inform Strategic Studies.
2. Examine and debate these foundational approaches to Strategic Studies.
3. Apply broad working knowledge about the Cold War and its relationship with the development of Strategic Studies as a discipline.
4. Possess a range of basic methodological tools that can be further developed and applied to research in Strategic Studies.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
1. Class participation: 10%
2. Short essay (2,000 words): 40%
3. Research essay (4,000 words): 50%
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WorkloadStudents undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
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