• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Gregory Raymond
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This graduate course examines defence and security in Southeast Asia, introducing students to the contemporary geopolitical importance and distinctive security dynamics of Southeast Asia. To do this, the course investigates how different historical, colonial, political, religious and economic legacies affect the dynamics of modern Southeast Asia, in addition to the more generic strategies adopted by small and medium powers.  It analyses the interplay between Great Power rivalry, multilateral architecture and Southeast Asian security outlooks. Students undertaking the course will be exposed to a range of  theoretical perspectives for interpreting and analysing developments in Southeast Asian security and Southeast Asian security postures, ranging from strategic culture to standard realist approaches.  They will develop a capacity for original, independent analysis of Southeast Asian defence strategy and security policy, in an era when Southeast Asia is of more geopolitical importance than at any time since the Vietnam War.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the contemporary geopolitical importance and security dynamics of Southeast Asian states.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how different historical, colonial, political, religious and economic legacies affect the dynamics of modern Southeast Asia.
  3. Critically analyse the interplay between Great Power rivalry, multilateral architecture and Southeast Asian security outlooks in determining security outcomes in the region.
  4. Possess a range of basic theoretical perspectives for interpreting and analysing developments in Southeast Asian security and Southeast Asian security postures, ranging from strategic culture to standard realist approaches.
  5. Develop capacity for original, independent analysis of Southeast Asian foreign and security policy.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Short assignment (1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Long Essay (3,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,5]

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Workload

120 hours total over semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Vatikiotis, Michael (2017). Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Fees

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

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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 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
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
9697 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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