Units of Study

GOVT2225 - International Security in 21st Century

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vasileios Kappis

Description

This unit introduces the theoretical foundations, essential concepts and central issues in the field of international security. It provides students with analytical tools to understand and participate in current debates concerning security and threats. The first part of the unit provides an introduction to the theoretical interpretations of international security. The second part discusses security phenomena, problems and strategies, including the coercive use of force, deterrence, guerrilla and counterinsurgency, nuclear stability, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, arms races and disarmament, security cooperation and security regimes. The discussion in this part includes a critical review of the dilemmas, strategies, and solutions in each of the issue areas.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr in-class exam (40%) and tutorial participation (20%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government

Prohibitions

GOVT2205

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney