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CISS6002: Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific

2024 unit information

This unit focuses on the strategic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region and the security challenges it faces. It combines a grounding in International Relations theory, and concepts of strategy and security, with a series of dedicated country profiles. Issues such as great power rivalry, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, piracy, and environmental degradation are all considered. The overall objective of the unit is to engage with issues and arguments about strategy and security that relate specifically to the Asia-Pacific region. Teaching and learning take place via a combination of lectures, student-led seminars, and independent research.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code CISS6002
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a critical understanding of security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific, drawing on resources within and beyond the region
  • LO2. apply and critique different concepts in the field of strategic/security studies
  • LO3. analyse and evaluate policy options in relation to Asia-Pacific security challenges
  • LO4. engage in critical analysis of security studies literature in order to differentiate between academic and policy writing
  • LO5. demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection so that the assumptions underpinning security concepts and policies can be effectively scrutinized
  • LO6. appreciate the changing nature of the frontiers of knowledge in the realm of strategic/security studies through research; initiate and conduct research in libraries, and using internet resources
  • LO7. communicate effectively in verbal, written, and group contexts to a professional standard.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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