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Politics and Security in the Asia-Pacific (11250.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184834) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to the most critical political and security issues facing the Asia-Pacific region today, including North Korea's nuclear armament, territorial disputes over the South China Sea, resource scarcity, disease and transnational crime, all of which is contextualised amidst historical legacies, nationalist movements, and the rise of democratic institutions.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and describe key concepts used in politics and security studies;

2. Apply and compare the main foundational theories in security studies;

3. Analyse and evaluate the major structural changes in the Asia-Pacific and their political ramifications;

4. Examine contemporary security issues and conceptualise these problems in their historical contexts; and

5. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.

Prerequisites

11238 Introduction to International Relations AND must pave passed 24 credit points.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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