National Security (8246.3)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 outcomes1. 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 Australias national security architecture withinternational models.
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
Prerequisites675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thoughts OR 6606 Government-Business Relations
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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 Moodle site. They are categorised as either essential or background. As a minimum you should read the essential readings before each lesson. 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 National Security Lectures which you may like to watch. A list of relevant internet sites will be published on the unit Moodle site. Students should pay attention to Moodle for any additional contemporary readings for each lecture.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Additional Assessment Guidance
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 to 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 essays in a PDF document.
Late Submissions. There are strict late penalties in place University wide. 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. To be clear the penalty for a late submission begins to apply as indicated by Canvas. This means that if your essay is 1 minute late a one day penalty applies.
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 tutorials and participate in discussion on the set tutorial questions. Marks will be awarded for tutorial participation.
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 performed students.