- Code STST8001
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Andrew Carr
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course introduces students to the field of Strategic Studies. It focuses on the central questions about war and strategy that animate the field and provides a deep, close analysis of some of the leading frameworks through which scholars address those questions. Specific content includes the causes of war, the nature of war and strategy, the challenges inherent to strategy, grand strategy, strategy in the air, land, and maritime domains, nuclear proliferation and nuclear strategy, and deterrence.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify the central questions that animate the subfield of Strategic Studies;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of a selection of the key canonical texts in Strategic Studies;
3. Develop their own answers in response to the questions identified in the course and/or posit new, original questions in Strategic Studies;
4. Identify and evaluate the main methodological approaches of scholars of Strategic Studies; and
5. Apply key Strategic Studies concepts and theories to historical and contemporary issues and cases.
Assignments 60%, Examination 40%
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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 20 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2460||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|