Units of Study

GOVT2225 - International Security in 21st Century

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Peter Young
Email: james.young@sydney.edu.au

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

2500wd essay (40%) and 2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (20%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2205

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GOVT2225

Lecture

           

 

Extra Booking 1

           

 

Extra Booking 2

           

 

Extra Booking 3

           
1 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 5 June 2014
2 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 5 June 2014
3 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 5 June 2014

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