Contemporary Security Challenges

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Security Challenges

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Intelligence Studies, Peace and Conflict

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an introduction to the broad range of issues which constitute security challenges in the twenty-first century. It covers issues ranging from individuals' basic needs, the protection of organisations and sensitive information, national security and international issues.
    The unit introduces the risk-based framework incorporated throughout the degree and highlights the multidimensional and often global nature of many existing and emergent security challenges. This informs further units which take an all-hazards approach to security issues, with a particular focus on the relationship between security actors and risk prioritisation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.