Is war likely between global powers the United States and China? Could we see a nuclear conflict in the next decade? Is terrorism still a serious security risk? Should we see climate change as a security challenge?
To answer these questions this course introduces its members to the foundations of the concept of 'security' and then applies them to contemporary case studies to illustrate their relevance. By focussing on both traditional and non-traditional security issues, the course seeks to provide students with analytical frameworks and the empirical basis for better understanding the complexity of contemporary security issues.
Together with STST1003, STST1001 is designed to provide the foundation for the later-year courses in the Bachelor of International Security program which will look in greater depth at the international, internal and transnational security challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the globe.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:If you successfully complete the course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of security and the diverse range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific;
- Identify and explain the core analytical and empirical frameworks that are required for undertaking more in-depth analysis of international security challenges covered in later-year courses;
- Employ written and oral communication skills to clearly and confidently articulate your ideas about international security; and
- Reflect critically on the key security issues arising in the ‘Asian Century’.
Lecture and Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Tutorial presentation (10 per cent); Short assignment (500 words) (15 per cent); Essay synopsis (1000 words) (10 per cent); Research essay (2,500 words) (35 per cent); Exam (1,000 words) (20 per cent).
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36 contact hours per semester
A 2-hour lecture session per week for twelve weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for twelve weeks of the semester.
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