- Code STST8027
- 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 History, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The course places contemporary insurgencies (in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan) in a strong historical framework by examining earlier examples of internal conflict from North America to Southeast and South Asia. It will also encourage students to evaluate contemporary counter-insurgency practice, including those campaigns being waged as part of the attempt to defeat transnational terrorism, against the backdrop of the evolution of counterinsurgency strategies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the content and context of historical theories of insurgency and counter-insurgency;
- Analyse the conduct of counter-insurgency operations and identify the role in which factors such as command, geography, technology, tactics, external support/interference, popular support play in determining their outcome;
- Conduct historical research and critically evaluate historical evidence; and
- Express themselves clearly, eloquently, and persuasively in a variety of formats.
- Short written assignment (20) [LO 1]
- Essay (40) [LO 1]
- Examination (40) [LO 1]
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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours a week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
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