The Challenge of Modern Terrorism (8724.2)
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|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 outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the changing nature of terrorism in a globalised security environment;
2. Analyse different terrorist philosophies, motivational factors and objectives;
3. Compare different terrorism organisational structures and assess their weaknesses and strengths;
4. Assess the development and effectiveness of modern counter-terrorism strategies; and
5. Evaluate actual and potential responses to the challenge of terrorism in the future.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
There is no exam for this unit.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of 24 credit points.
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Given the contemporary nature of this unit there is no prescribed text. Students are to complete the reading set for each lecture and tutorial (available on the Unit Canvas site) and remain up to date with current affairs by reading newspapers, journals and web sites which cover matters relating to terrorism. As a minimum, students are to view the off-campus video presentations and complete the assigned reading and tasks before each on-campus lecture. Students should pay attention to Canvas 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. Please do not submit your essay in a PDF document. This is to facilitate the effective communication of feedback via the use of track changes and comments inside Word.
Late Submissions. There are strict late penalties in place University wide. All assessment items that are sumbmitted after the due 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.
Special assessment requirements
Students are required to attempt all assessment items to be eligible for a pass in the unit.
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 all lectures and tutorials.
Required IT skills
No special IT skills are required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
You should monitor the Canvas site for any additional information.
The readings and tutorial questions are available at the individual lesson modules on Canvas.