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CISS6018: Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation

2021 unit information

This unit introduces students to the basic knowledge of the issues, challenges and policies related to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. The principal objective is to give students a better understanding of the politics of arms control and nonproliferation and help them develop the analytical skills for undertaking policy-relevant research and the ability to develop policy recommendations. The unit is also designed to examine proliferation problems and the ways that arms control can contribute to national and regional security.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code CISS6018
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. examine the nuclear/missile proliferation issues and challenges in Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East, and the national/regional responses and policies toward arms control and non-proliferation
  • LO2. analyse motivations for the acquisition and use of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by state and non-state actors in the international system
  • LO3. demonstrate basic knowledge of the issues and challenges faced by the international community in the area of nuclear arms control and non-proliferation
  • LO4. understand and relate the security, technology, and domestic politics surrounding nuclear and missile proliferation to develop policy-relevant recommendations based on solid analysis
  • LO5. develop and evaluate recommendations for unilateral, regional, and international policies for arms control, and disarmament.

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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