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AIR748 - Contemporary Security and Strategy

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Snyder
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: AIS661, AIS761, AIR448
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit examines the key concepts in security: power, conflict and the security of the nation state. We begin by examining the causes of war and the evolution of strategic thought from classical times to the present debate on the revolution of military affairs. This leads to a discussion of alternative theoretical frameworks of analysis.

We then focus on current debates within the field: nuclear strategy (including the deterrence or defence debate arising from ballistic missile defence), proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and regional conflict. We conclude by examining the development of grand strategy by the great powers.

Assessment

On Campus:

Research Essay 2000 words 40%

Strategic Assessment Paper 2000 words, 40%

In-class written assignments 20%

 

Cloud (online):

Research Essay 2000 words 40%

Strategic Assessment Paper 2000 words 40%

Online written assignments 20%

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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