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.
|Unit name||International Security|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Catherine Goetze|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain key concepts of security studies.
- Analyse security studies debates and situations of violent conflict in the larger framework of international and domestic politics.
- Present case studies on international security to a group of peers.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesHPP101 OR HIR101
|Assessment||Report (20%)|Poster presentation (30%)|Essay (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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