- Code STST8001
- 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 Political Sciences, Strategic Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Andrew Carr
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the central questions that animate the subfield of Strategic Studies;
- Demonstrate knowledge of a selection of the key canonical texts in Strategic Studies;
- Develop their own answers in response to the questions identified in the course and/or posit new, original questions in Strategic Studies;
- Identify and evaluate the main methodological approaches of scholars of Strategic Studies; and
- Apply key Strategic Studies concepts and theories to historical and contemporary issues and cases.
- Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Strategy in Action (Flipped Classroom) (30) [LO 3,5]
- Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. 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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