This course is only open to students who are posted as course members on the Australian Command and Staff Course.
This module offers an integrated treatment of the main features of strategy. It is designed to help course members develop strong analytical frameworks for understanding how military operations contribute to achieving political objectives. The module will examine influential theorists and core concepts of strategy in their historical context, especially strategy in the First World War, Second World War, Cold War and the post 1991 period.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe and identify the fundamentals of the major concepts on how military operations can achieve political goals;
- Analyse the making of strategy and identify the role which the nature of political objectives, geostrategic location, strategic culture, and law and ethics have on determining strategic approaches;
- Apply concepts of strategy to historic, current and hypothetical situations;
- Conduct research on strategy and critically evaluate historical evidence on strategy;
- Express themselves clearly and eloquently in a variety of formats, including verbal and written;
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Essay (20) [LO null]
- Examination 1 (40) [LO null]
- Examination 2 (40) [LO null]
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Teaching will occur intensively across approximately 27 working days. Assessment is scheduled during the teaching period as part of the overall program timetabling.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Core reading materials will be available as an e-brick.
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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- Unit value:
- 12 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1191||25 Jan 2021||12 Feb 2021||12 Feb 2021||09 Apr 2021||In Person||N/A|