- Class Number 1386
- Term Code 2920
- Class Info
- Unit Value 12 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Jack Bowers
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 29/01/2019
- Class End Date 06/03/2019
- Census Date 08/02/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 08/02/2019
This course is only open to students who are posted as course members on the Australian Command and Staff Course.
This module offers an integrated treatment of the main features of strategy. It is designed to help course members develop strong analytical frameworks for understanding how military operations contribute to achieving political objectives. The module will examine influential theorists and core concepts of strategy in their historical context, especially strategy in the First World War, Second World War, Cold War and the post 1991 period.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe and identify the fundamentals of the major concepts on how military operations can achieve political goals;
- Analyse the making of strategy and identify the role which the nature of political objectives, geostrategic location, strategic culture, and law and ethics have on determining strategic approaches;
- Apply concepts of strategy to historic, current and hypothetical situations;
- Conduct research on strategy and critically evaluate historical evidence on strategy;
- Express themselves clearly and eloquently in a variety of formats, including verbal and written;
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Students may be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc via the Wattle Forum
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle|
|2||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle|
|3||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle|
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|5||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle|
|6||Information is outlined in activity sheets on Wattle|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Essay||20 %||26/02/2019||27/03/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Exam 1||40 %||05/03/2019||04/04/2019||1, 3, 5, 6|
|Exam 2||40 %||06/03/2019||04/04/2019||2, 3, 5, 6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
3000 word essay
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 5, 6
4 hour exam
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 5, 6
4 hour exam
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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