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International Security - ARTS2813
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Course Outline: Contact School
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1
 
 
Equivalent: GLST2106, INST2013, INST2302, POLS3023, POLS2048
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
 
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)
 
  

Description

Subject Area: International Relations
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Politics



This course examines the key international security issues since the end of the Cold War. The end of the Cold War and globalisation have coincided with the emergence of a host of "new" security challenges to the state. These include the proliferation of conventional weapons and of weapons of mass destruction, international crime, international terrorism, environmental degradation, civil wars and ethnic violence. At the same time, traditional notions of security centered around the state has been challenged by advocates of human security, leading the emergence of the human security agenda which focuses on the human individual as the referent for security. To add to these, there remain traditional security concerns centred around war and conflict, geostrategic rivalries and arms races. The course examines the key security challenges of our times, both traditional and non-traditional, how they are manifested and how the state and the global community have attempted to cope with them.

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