• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Simon Cotton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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 is designed to help students to deepen their understanding of key concepts in security studies and then apply them to real world situations. Students will be provided with a series of case studies from the post 1945 era and contemporary conflicts to develop their knowledge of concepts and theories introduced in STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies. These case studies will help students to develop an understanding of different perspectives in international security crisis and to devise solutions from the perspective of key players. The course will develop skills in understanding the dynamics of policy development and advice to government in addition to using conflict simulations to test knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of historical and contemporary international security case studies 
2. Apply core analytical and empirical concepts and frameworks in international security studies in real-world scenarios and simulations
3. Critically reflect on the principal factors that determine the security policies of different states 
4. Demonstrate capacity to utilise academic theories and to express scholarly arguments in the context of security policy-making
5. Conduct scholarly research, express ideas and construct evidence-based arguments in both written and oral form

Indicative Assessment

1. Tutorial participation: 10% (Assessing outcomes 1, 2) 
2. Policy briefing papers:  30% (Assessing outcomes 2, 4) 
3. Crisis simulation essay:  40% (Assessing outcomes 2, 3, 5) 
4. Exam:  20% (Assessing outcomes 1, 2)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

Students wishing to undertake STST1003 would have normally undertaken STST1001 previously, however, this is not a prerequisite.




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7875 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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