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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA201 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA202 Approaches to International Relations
HSA203 Media and Politics
HSA204 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA210 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA212 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA222 Comparative Political Systems
HSA227 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA240 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA241 Australian Political Institutions
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA258 International Relations of Asia
HSA260 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
HSA262 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2006)
HSA270 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA271 The Politics of International Justice
HSD205 Policing and Governance
HSD207 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD208 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2006)
HSD223 Regional Development Policy
HSD227 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2006)
HSD229 Global Environmental Policy
HSD230 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD231 Social Policy in Welfare States
(Not Offered 2006)
HSD239 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2006)
HSD240 Women and Public Policy
HSD241 Global Political Economy
HSD242 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD243 Understanding Public Policy
HSG200 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG201 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2006)
HSG202 Political Activism: Local to Global
(Not Offered 2006)
HSG203 International Cooperation
(Not Offered 2006)
HSG204 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2006)
HSG205 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2006)
HSG206 Special Topic in Government
HSG207 Third World Development Politics
HSG208 Inside the New Europe
HSP200 Special Topic in Policing
HSR200 International Security
HSR201 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HIR202 International Security

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HIR302


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HIR202 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates

This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in international conflict and utilises a range of contentious contemporary security issues as case studies. The unit covers key issues relating to the history and future of conflict, and will examine the relationships between conflict and territory, conflict and interdependence, and conflict and culture. In particular we will focus on the Cold War, the move from bipolarity to a unipolar international system, and the notion that conflict is increasingly being conditioned by processes of globalisation. The unit also looks at a set of specific strategic problems: US grand strategy, ballistic missile defences, weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), terrorism, the future of alliances (especially the NATO alliance) and the security challenges posed by infectious diseases. Each of those topics offers an opportunity to look in greater detail at a particular key issue. The unit then turns to Asia, and examines the complex mosaic of Asia-Pacific security, nuclear deterrence in South Asia and the Korean Peninsula, and China's military modernisation program. We finish with lectures on Australian security in the new century.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (40%), 1,000-word tutorial paper/presentation and participation (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word tutorial paper/presentation and participation (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - L,I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,I,N,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl HIR302 HSR200/300
Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units or HIR101

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Matthew Sussex (Coordinator)

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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