This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.
This course is designed to help students to deepen their understanding of key concepts in security studies and then apply them to real world situations. Students will be provided with a series of case studies from the post 1945 era and contemporary conflicts to develop their knowledge of concepts and theories introduced in STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies. These case studies will help students to develop an understanding of different perspectives in international security crisis and to devise solutions from the perspective of key players. The course will develop skills in understanding the dynamics of policy development and advice to government in addition to using conflict simulations to test knowledge and skills.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of historical and contemporary international security case studies
2. Apply core analytical and empirical concepts and frameworks in international security studies in real-world scenarios and simulations
3. Critically reflect on the principal factors that determine the security policies of different states
4. Demonstrate capacity to utilise academic theories and to express scholarly arguments in the context of security policy-making
5. Conduct scholarly research, express ideas and construct evidence-based arguments in both written and oral form
Indicative Assessment1. Tutorial participation: 10% (Assessing outcomes 1, 2)
2. Policy briefing papers: 30% (Assessing outcomes 2, 4)
3. Crisis simulation essay: 40% (Assessing outcomes 2, 3, 5)
4. Exam: 20% (Assessing outcomes 1, 2)
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