• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code GSEC-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Global Security major provides students with a basic 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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

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

3.     Explain 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 minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6
POLS2132 Current Issues in International Security 6

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific 6
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2214 The Great War. The Conflict that Changed the World. 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
  INTR 2014: Indian Foreign&Security Policy
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
  INTR 2020: (In)Stability Korean Peninsula
INTR2024 The Politics of Nuclear Weapons 6
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 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
STST1003 Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security 6
STST2001 Security Concepts in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST2003 Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6
STST3003 Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World 6
  STST 3004: Asia-Pacific Security
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