• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Marcus Mietzner
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

This course surveys the main issues of Southeast Asian security, giving due attention to traditional concerns with interstate conflict as well as non-traditional themes like the economy and the quality of democratic governance. It also provides a grounding in the Cold War-era conflicts that shaped the region as we know it today. The central focus, however, is on contemporary internal armed conflict rooted in processes of state formation and state decay (for instance, ethnic conflict in Myanmar, separatist violence in Indonesia or the attempts to create an autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines). Key internal conflicts affecting the human security of millions of Southeast Asians, as well as near neighbours like Australia, will be analysed in their unique historical and cultural context, and related to cross-cutting questions with broad inter-disciplinary significance negotiating views from above and below, from inside and outside. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Possess a deep understanding of the historical and conceptual foundations of Southeast Asian security.
  2. Possess knowledge of key concepts for analysing security issues and violent conflict in Southeast Asia. This will include understanding of the main schools of thought in security studies, but also of important literature in conflict studies.
  3. Apply these concepts in analysing Southeast Asian security and the most current conflicts.
  4. Conduct research independently and effectively, especially by identifying scholarly acceptable sources and materials.
  5. Express themselves clearly and scholarly in verbal and written formats.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  2. Short Paper 1 (1,000 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  3. Short Paper 2 (1,000 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  4. Research Paper (2,000 words) (30) [LO 4,5]
  5. Take-home Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, including some 24 hours of lectures or an equivalent activity and some 12 hours of tutorials or equivalent activity. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have successfully completed 24 units of university courses.

Prescribed Texts

TBA

Preliminary Reading

All essential readings and some recommended texts will be placed on Wattle, and the course guide will include a bibliography for each week. 

Assumed Knowledge

An introductory knowledge of Asian studies and/or the field of security studies, as indicated by the completion of two introductory courses in relevant areas, is desirable.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
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
4171 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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