- Code STST1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, International Security
- Academic career UGRD
- Greg Raymond
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.
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 before applying these 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 to understand 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 in the ‘Asian Century’.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of security and the diverse range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region;
- 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’.
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,3]
- Short Essay (1,000 words) (20) [LO 2,3]
- Long Essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,4]
- Take home exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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