• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject National Security Policy

Contemporary policy issues often have long historical precedents.  History can therefore provide policymakers with some perspective through the knowledge of past patterns, and when used responsibly, it can have a constructive influence on policy.  This course aims to look how history can be relied on to enhance an understanding of the present as well as raise awareness of the dangers of the negative abuse of history.  It will encourage innovative ways to use historical knowledge to address present and future policy issues.

Learning Outcomes

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

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an awareness of the past to better understand contemporary issues.
2. Critically evaluate policy-making situations within a long-term context
3. Critically analyse the benefits to using history alongside the negative attempts to abuse history 
4. Conduct independent research
5. Acquire highly developed oral and written communication skills

Indicative Assessment

Short assignment (20%);
Major research paper (50%);
End of semester examination (30%) 

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Workload

Two-hour weekly seminars (24 hours)
Three two hour extra research skills seminars (6 hours)
Individual study approx 8-10 hours per week (100-120 hours)

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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4375 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

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