- Code NSPO8018
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU National Security College
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject National Security Policy
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
The end of the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War saw the development of a new way of viewing the concept of national security within official government policy-making structures. Disputes over the lessons of war and national security agendas influenced government debates and decision-making throughout the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. This course provides an overview of post-war global security history and discusses the evolution of the concept of national security since 1945, examining how and why certain security threats and interests were perceived and how national security policies transformed over time.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Learning outcome to be assessed
Historical document analysis
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One two-hour seminar per week (over 13 weeks) with the expectation of a further eight hours per week of independent study
Course reading list and guide to library resources
Students enrolled in this course are assumed to have some knowledge of international politics
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