New Security Challenges (CISS6001)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit considers the evolving nature of security in the context of global politics. It focuses on non-military challenges to security while acknowledging the relationships between these and traditional security concerns. Among the topics considered are: international law and security; the privatisation of security; economics and security; energy resources; environmental degradation; the burden of infectious diseases; population dynamics; gender and age perspectives on security; the dilemmas of fragile and failing states; transnational organised crime; and new modes of warfare. The overall objective of the unit is to engage with issues and arguments that challenge how security is traditionally understood. Teaching and learning take place via a combination of lectures, student-led seminars, independent research, debates and case studies.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Executive Master of Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in International Relations
- Graduate Certificate in International Security
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in US Studies
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Security
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Graduate Diploma in US Studies
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Security
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Public Policy
- Master of US Studies
Further unit of study information
1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1x3500wd Essay (60%), Seminar participation (10%)
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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.