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AIR102 - War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Danielle Chubb
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

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

ULO1

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

ULO2

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

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Demonstrate leadership and teamwork

GLO7 Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - (Individual) Presentation 800 words or equivalent 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - (Individual) Essay 2000 words 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - (Individual) Research and Writing Exercises 1200 words 30% Information not yet available

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.

Learning Resource

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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