• 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
    • Michael Kumove
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course focuses on three different current international security issues to give students depth in global security problems, especially those related to inter-state conflict such as arms races, international law, nuclear weapons, crisis bargaining and cyber warfare. 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:

  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

  1. Research Essay (1500 words ) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Negotiation Exercise (1 hour ) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Presentation (10 minutes ) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Participation (10) [LO 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: two two hour lectures per week in the first half of the semester plus five two hour negotiation workshops in the second half; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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.

Prescribed Texts

No

Preliminary Reading




Majors

Minors

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4352 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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