• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Specialisation code AWAR-SPEC
Art of War Specialisation

The MMDS (Art of War) is a specialization within the current MMDS program. The Art of War is an applied history program; it uses the discipline of history to create critical and strategic thinkers to better understand the profession of arms and their role within the shaping of strategy within a state. This specialization is only available for students studying at the Australian Command and Staff College.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Investigate, analyse, and critique complex scholarly works and primary source documents relevant to warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  2. Synthesize complex theories relating to the conduct of military operations and command and leadership across historical and contemporary case studies.
  3. Generate and evaluate complex ideas to practical problems in a contemporary setting and exercise judgment in military, defence or policy contexts.
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This specialization requires the completion of 24 units from the following courses:

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

STST8100 - Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy (12 units)
STST8124 - Art of War IV (6 units)
STST8121 - Art of War I (12 units)
STST8122 - Art of War II (12 units)
STST8123 - Art of War III (12 units)

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  STST 8121: Art of War I
  STST 8122: Art of War II
  STST 8123: Art of War III
  STST 8124: Art of War IV
  STST 8100: Aust Foreign & Defence Policy
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