- Code POLS2132
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Charles Miller
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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This course focuses on three different current international security issues to give students depth in global security problems. The topics will change but will always include at least one traditional and non-traditional security issue, such as terrorism, cybersecurity, weapons of mass destruction, poverty, climate change, or maritime competition. For each topic, the course addresses key controversies and issues, explores theoretical explanations, and evaluates possible policy solutions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply general concepts and theories in international security to specific topics;
- analyse the main controversies and debates within key issues in international security;
- evaluate debates about the use of international institutions to solve serious issues in global security; and
- make informed arguments about the best ways to use policy to reduce insecurity and improve security in the international arena.
Indicative AssessmentResearch Essay, 1500 words (40%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Policy Report, 800 words (25%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Presentation, 10 minutes (25%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Participation (10%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2 hour lecture plus one hour tutorial per week; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Paul D Williams, ed. (2013). Security Studies: An Introduction, Routledge. Second Edition
Collins, A. (2013). Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford University Press. Third Edition.
Barry Buzan, Lene Hansen. (2009). The Evolution of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press.
Mary Kaldor, Iavor Rangelove, eds (2014). The Handbook of Global Security Policy, Wiley Blackwell.
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