National Security (11242.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the changing nature of the state and security in a globalised security environment;
2. Analyse new threats and challenges to national security;
3. Assess the policies and procedures required to produce a whole of government response to national security problems;
4. Evaluate how the elements of national power can be used to counter national security threats and challenges;
5. Compare and assess Australia¿s national security architecture with international models; and
6. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites11238 Introduction to International Relations AND must have passed 24 credit points.
Equivalent units8246 National Security
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Prof Peter Leahy
Given the contemporary nature of this course there is no prescribed text. Students should complete the reading set for each lecture and remain up to date with current affairs by reading the newspapers, journals and web sites which cover matters related to national security. All of the readings are available through the Canvas site. They are categorised as either 'essential' or 'background'. As a minimum you should read the essential readings before each lesson. The content quizzes will be based on the Essential Readings. The background reading will provide extra coverage of the topic and allow you to understand the topic better. You will also find a range of video recordings of previous National Security Lectures which you may like to watch. A list of relevant internet sites will be published on the unit Canvas site. Students should pay attention to Canvas for any additional contemporary readings for each lecture.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Word count is inclusive of in-text referencing but excluding the reference list and bibliography. Students may utilise the 10% rule, whereby the final word count can be up to 10% under or over the prescribed word count . For word counts outside this range one mark will be deducted for every 100 words under or over the stated requirement.
Format. Submit your work in Canvas in Word format to facilitate the effective communication of feedback via the use of track changes and comments inside Word. Please do not submit your work in a PDF format.
Late Submissions. Additional information. There are strict late penalties in place University wide as explained above. These penalties are applied automatically by Canvas. All assessment items submitted after the due time and date will receive a 5% per day late penalty up to 7 days at which point the assessment item will receive a grade of zero. Neither the tutors nor I have any latitude in varying the late submission guidelines.
Reusing previously submitted work. Each written assignment submitted to this unit must be an original contribution. Students are not permitted to reuse previously submitted material. Similarly, unless students have published their work (via a legitimate peer reviewed and academic process) students are not permitted to reference/cite their previous work. Students that fail to comply with this requirement may be penalised.
Submitting work to other Canvas sites (text matching submission boxes). Students are requested not to upload their assessments to text matching submission boxes available in other units, this may return a match that we are unable to verify. When students submit assessments in this unit they will receive an Ouriginal report and may adjust and resubmit their assessments if needed. The final assessment item uploaded will be the assessment made available to the teaching team for grading (unless the paper is late, in which case the first submission will be graded). Students that fail to comply with this requirement may be penalised.
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit students are to attempt all assessment items.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials and participate in discussion during tutorials.
Required IT skills
No special IT skills are required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
An opportunity to particpate in a national security related internship program, in the following year, is offered to the best performing students. Further information on the internship scheme will be provided during the Semester.