Courses & Units

Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder HIR306

Hobart

Introduction

Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of terrorism and political violence; international organised crime and traffic in arms, drugs and people; religious nationalism and ethnic/racial conflict; and struggles for new states and national liberation. In attempts to maintain security, states use a range of overt and covert techniques, such as surveillance, espionage, counter-terrorism, and military force. This diverse range of threats and state responses is analysed in key examples from around the globe and in the Asia-Pacific region. The unit focuses on the `globalisation` of terrorism in such forms as Osama bin Laden`s al-Qa`ida network, and the implications for global security and intelligence of the rise of Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and lone wolf terrorism.

Summary

Unit name Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
Unit code HIR306
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key ideas, debates and theoretical perspectives in the field of political violence and terrorism.
  • Apply theoretical perspectives and debates on political violence and terrorism to real world examples.
  • Analyse the complex and dynamic relationships between political actors and institutions at local, national and/or international levels.
  • Communicate your ideas fluently drawing upon evidence, and apply referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090101 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

(25 points at introductory level in HSG units OR HIR101 - Introduction to International Relations)

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSA270 AND HSA370 AND HIR206

Teaching

AssessmentTake-home exam (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)|Minor essay (10%)|Major Essay (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

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