• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Charles Miller
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course focuses on three different current international security issues to give students depth in global security problems.  The topics will change but will always include at least one traditional and non-traditional security issue, such as terrorism, cybersecurity, weapons of mass destruction, poverty, climate change, or maritime competition.  For each topic, the course addresses key controversies and issues, explores theoretical explanations, and evaluates possible policy solutions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. apply general concepts and theories in international security to specific topics;
  2. analyse the main controversies and debates within key issues in international security;
  3. evaluate debates about the use of international institutions to solve serious issues in global security; and
  4. make informed arguments about the best ways to use policy to reduce insecurity and improve security in the international arena.

Indicative Assessment

Research Essay, 1500 words (40%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Policy Report, 800 words (25%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Presentation, 10 minutes (25%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
Participation (10%). Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4.
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2 hour lecture plus one hour tutorial per week; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed either POLS1005 or POLS1006; or both STST1001 and STST1003; or permission of the convenor.

Preliminary Reading


Paul D Williams, ed. (2013). Security Studies: An Introduction, Routledge. Second Edition

Collins, A. (2013). Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford University Press. Third Edition.

Barry Buzan, Lene Hansen. (2009). The Evolution of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press.

Mary Kaldor, Iavor Rangelove, eds (2014). The Handbook of Global Security Policy, Wiley Blackwell.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8455 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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