University of Queensland
Area of Study
Taught In English
4 credits of political science course(s)
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course examines security in international relations. We examine debates about the meaning of security in international relations and debates about the role, origins and changing nature of warfare in the international system. We then explore key global security dynamics ranging from the arms trade to nuclear proliferation, ethnic conflict and terrorism, and the contours of a new global security agenda in which we explore the relationship between security and poverty, disease and environmental change.Course IntroductionThis course first familiarizes students with debates about security and the use of force in international relations, pointing to different theoretical approaches to the meaning of security and the origins of war. We also examine the changing nature of war and challenges associated with the threat and use of force. The course then examines key global security dynamics and issues, from great power security dynamics and the political economy of warfare to the role of nuclear weapons, terrorism and insurgency and debates about the legitimacy of war and responsibility to protect. We conclude by pointing to the so-called ?new security agenda? and exploring debates about the future of global security and war.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hourAssessment SummaryParticipation: 10%Tutorial Reading Review: 20%Research Essay: 40%Final Exam: 30%
- Demonstrate knowledge related to the broad area of international security and conflict
- Assess different strategies and approaches in international security
- Relate issues of current affairs to broader area of academic interest
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