Courses & Units

International Security HIR202

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is concerned with the study of security in all the breadth that this notion has gained over the past decades. Starting from an analysis of the classical understanding of security which links state sovereignty with warfare we will investigate new security challenges. This unit retraces common understandings of international security as being the security of states. Through a careful history of the European state and its conception of territorial sovereignty, the unit will investigate how state security has been and still is a source of insecurity for many. This way we will widen the understanding of security and be able to think about the ways we can or cannot provide security for all.

Summary

Unit name International Security
Unit code HIR202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr Catherine Goetze

Teaching staff

Dr Catherine Goetze

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key concepts of security studies.
  2. Analyse security studies debates and situations of violent conflict in the larger framework of international and domestic politics.
  3. Present case studies on international security to a group of peers.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090101 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HPP101 or HIR101

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lecture (2 hours)
Seminars (2 hours x 7 times)

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture (2 hours)
Online discussion forums (1 hour x 14 times)

Assessment

Task 1: Weekly lecture notes (10 x 100 words) uploaded to Pebble Pad (20%)

Task 2: Poster presentations in (online) tutorials (30%)

Task 3: Major essay developing the topic of the poster presentation, 1500 words (50%)

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Textbooks

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