- 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 Online or In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course focuses on three different current international security issues to give students depth in global security problems, especially those related to inter-state conflict such as arms races, international law, nuclear weapons, crisis bargaining and cyber warfare. 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:
- 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.
- Research Essay (1500 words ) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Negotiation Exercise (1 hour ) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Presentation (10 minutes ) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation (10) [LO 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: two two hour lectures per week in the first half of the semester plus five two hour negotiation workshops in the second half; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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