• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code SECU-MIN
Asia-Pacific Security Studies Minor

The Asia-Pacific Security Minor provides students with a basic education on the diverse security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and the implications for Australia's foreign and defence policies. The courses are intended for students wishing to pursue careers related to security affairs, international relations, or wishing to undertake graduate work in the fields of strategic and/ or security studies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain historical and current events and development that have shaped dimensions of security in the Asia-Pacific region,
  2. Identify the key concepts, ideas and principal actors in Asia-Pacific security,
  3. Explain developments in security in the Asia-Pacific in their regional and global context,
  4. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches of the security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:

STST1001 - Introduction to International Security Studies (6 units)

STST2001 - International Security issues in the Asia Pacific (6 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following security courses:

ASIA2060 - Southeast Asian Security (6 units)

ASIA2093 - Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2111 - Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2012 - Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2014 - Indian Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2016 - US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia (6 units)

INTR2018 - Japanese Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2020 - (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula (6 units)

INTR2024 - Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities (6 units)

MEAS2001 - New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security (6 units)

STST2003 - Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands (6 units)

STST2004 - Special Topic in International Security (6 units)

STST2020 - Study tour: Southeast Asia's Security Choices (6 units)

STST3002 - Australia's Security in the Asian Century (6 units)

STST3003 - Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World (6 units)

STST3004 - Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security (6 units)

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