• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Areas of interest History, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Garth Pratten
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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Some activities that form part of this course can be taken remotely or on-campus in Sem 2 2020. Check timetable for details. Group limits may apply.

The course places contemporary insurgencies (in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan) in a strong historical framework by examining earlier examples of internal conflict from North America to Southeast and South Asia. It will also encourage students to evaluate contemporary counter-insurgency practice, including those campaigns being waged as part of the attempt to defeat transnational terrorism, against the backdrop of the evolution of counterinsurgency strategies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the content and context of historical theories of insurgency and counter-insurgency;
  2. Analyse the conduct of counter-insurgency operations and identify the role in which factors such as command, geography, technology, tactics, external support/interference, popular support play in determining their outcome;
  3. Conduct historical research and critically evaluate historical evidence; and
  4. Express themselves clearly, eloquently, and persuasively in a variety of formats.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Short written assignment (20) [LO 1]
  2. Essay (40) [LO 1]
  3. Examination (40) [LO 1]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7924 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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