Units of Study

GOVT2617 - Introduction to Non-Traditional Security

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Frank Smith
Phone: +61 2 9351 8987
Email: frank.smith@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

500wd equivalent group role playing exercise (10%) and 1hr mid-semester exam (30%) and 2500wd analytical essay (50%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

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Lecture

 

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