Units of Study

GOVT2617 - Introduction to Non-Traditional Security

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Frank Smith


This unit introduces a variety of non-traditional security (NTS) challenges, along with different perspectives and policies regarding threats other than war. How does NTS relate to war and peace, and what dangers are most threatening? When does conflict over scarce resources - food, water, energy - affect survival? And what can be done about emerging threats like climate change and cyber attack? Considering these and other questions, students will tackle some of the greatest security challenges in the world.


1x500wd equivalent group role playing exercise (10%), 1x1000wd mid-semester exam (30%), 1x2500wd analytical essay (50%), and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week.


12 junior credit points in Government.


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