Units of Study

GOVT2618 - Science, Technology and Security

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Frank Smith


This interdisciplinary unit introduces upper-year undergraduate students to the complex relationships between modern science, advanced technology, and traditional as well as non-traditional aspects of international security. It examines how science and technology affect security, and conversely, how security concerns influence the development of science and technology. Using different theories that explain these relationships, this unit will consider a wide range of issues, including nuclear weapons, the revolution in military affairs, cyber security, and singularity studies, among other topics.


1x1500wd mid-semester test (25%), 1x4000wd analytical essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent group presentation (10%), and seminar particiaption (15%)


1x2hr seminar/week


6 senior credit points in Government and International Relations

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GOVT3996. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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