• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences, Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Carr
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This course introduces students to the field of Strategic Studies. It examines what distinguishes strategic behaviour from other forms of human interaction such as diplomatic, social, economic etc. It identifies and examines seven constituent parts of a strategic situation - Adversaries, Why, Where, Interaction, Pain, Limits, Policy. It explores how strategy has been conducted over time, as well as the rise of the academic field of Strategic Studies. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of what is strategy, how to think like a strategist, and the theory and methods foundations to take other STST8000 level courses.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the central questions that animate the subfield of Strategic Studies;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a selection of the key canonical texts in Strategic Studies;
  3. Develop their own answers in response to the questions identified in the course and/or posit new, original questions in Strategic Studies;
  4. Identify and evaluate the main methodological approaches of scholars of Strategic Studies; and
  5. Apply key Strategic Studies concepts and theories to historical and contemporary issues and cases.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Strategy in Action (Flipped Classroom) (30) [LO 3,5]
  3. Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2294 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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