• 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 Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Carr
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course introduces students to the field of Strategic Studies. It examines what distinguishes strategic behaviour from other forms of human interaction such as diplomatic, social, economic etc. It identifies and examines seven constituent parts of a strategic situation - Adversaries, Why, Where, Interaction, Pain, Limits, Policy. It explores how strategy has been conducted over time, as well as the rise of the academic field of Strategic Studies. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of what is strategy, how to think like a strategist, and the theory and methods foundations to take other STST8000 level courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Strategy in Action (Flipped Classroom) (30) [LO 3,5]
  3. Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Students undertaking this course should 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
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2372 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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