- Code INTR8032
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Benjamin Zala
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
This course analyses key approaches, institutions, and contemporary issues in global security. The course outlines different theoretical approaches to the study of global security and introduces students to core concepts in security studies. A central focus is how these approaches are applied to issues such as the rise of great powers and the possible consequences of these power transitions, and the relationships between democracy, democratisation and global security. The course also looks at the architecture of global security governance, including alliances, international organisations, international regimes and international law. In particular, students will examine how actors seek to regulate global security issues, such as WMDs and international conflict. The course also looks into new global security challenges such as the revolution in military affairs and the transformation of war, the privatisation of security, the rise of jihadi terrorism, and non-traditional security challenges such as environmental security.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the key theoretical and conceptual tools used to explain contemporary global security issues
- Understand the major empirical developments that shape the contemporary global security environment
- Analyse and critically examine these conceptual and empirical developments and advance their own views on these issues
- Employ effective writing and communication skills in the assessment of the theories and practices of global security
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Weekly Critical Reading Reviews (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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