2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This unit introduces students to the changing nature of security and responses to insecurity. Students first study the key concepts in international security: power and conflict. We examine debates about the changing nature of warfare and the role of political violence and terrorism in the international system. Following this, students consider the effect of contemporary conflict and political violence on the individuals caught up in the violence. In this, we examine the concept of human security: humanitarian intervention, health, aid, and development and security. The unit is designed to help students think, talk and write about conflict, insecurity and responses to it in an informed and critical manner.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the key causes and nature of conflict in the current international system as well as responses to this insecurity
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Construct ideas and arguments developed from their own research, and clearly and concisely communicate their findings in both text and non-text based media format
GLO3: Digital literacy
Evaluate in a reflective and critical manner the impact of various sources of insecurity and the responses to these over a diverse range of settings
GLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate leadership and teamwork
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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