• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code GSEC-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Global Security major provides students with an in-depth education on the wide array of security challenges that face the global community in the contemporary era. It allows students to examine these issues at both the global and national levels. The courses are intended for students interested in careers related to security affairs and international relations, while also providing a firm foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in strategic studies, security studies, and international relations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, studentswill have the knowledge and skills to:

1.     Understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped security on the international level,

2.     Identify and critique key concepts, ideas, and principal actors in global security,

3.     Analyse developments in security in their regional and global context,

4.     Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about global security has developed.

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6
STST1003 Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security 6
POLS2132 Current Issues in International Security 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2014 Indian Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula 6
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities 6
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
STST2001 Security Concepts in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST2003 Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands 6
STST3003 Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World 6
  STST 3004: Asia-Pacific Security

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2214 The Great War, 1914-1918 6
POLS2123 Peace and Conflict Studies 6
POLS2136 Power and influence in world politics 6
POLS3033 Environment, Human Security, and Conflict 6
POLS3036 International Terrorism 6
POLS3001 Foreign Policy Analysis 6
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