Science and technology have been intimately involved with security ever since mankind discovered fire and started using tools. This interdisciplinary unit considers how scientific facts and technical artifacts influence security and, conversely, how security influences science and technology. Through advanced reading, independent research, seminar discussions, and other exercises, students will analyze and apply a wide variety of perspectives - strategic, organizational, cultural, and ethical, among others - to evaluate the complex relationship between modern science, advanced technology, and international security.
1x1.5hr Exam (25%), 1x4000wd analytical Essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent group presentation (10%), Seminar participation (15%)
12 Senior credit points in Government and International Relations, including GOVT2225 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or International RelationsProhibitions