Geopolitics and Geostrategy - 2018

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Unit summary

PICX860

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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Domestic 3,311.00
International 3,561.00

The international security order is in a period of rapid transformation. This unit examines the major global geopolitical trends, including in the Indo-Pacific, the greater Middle East, Europe, as well as Latin America and Africa. It also analyses the influence of those dynamics on the geostrategies of key countries. Aside from exposing students to the concept of geopolitics as an analytical instrument, the unit will deal with a series of case studies, including the evolving US-Sino rivalry; the Sino-India great power game; the geopolitics of Southeast Asia; the rise of Iran, and the emerging roles of Saudi Arabia and Turkey; the question of the re-emergence of Russia and Germany as great powers; and the United Kingdom in times of Brexit. The unit will provide students with in-depth understanding about the key contemporary global geostrategic dynamics and the implications for regional and international stability.

1. Develop and demonstrate deep understanding of theories and concepts of geopolitics and geostrategy

2. Critically apply theoretical knowledge of geopolitics and geostrategy on case studies in the Indo-Pacific, the Greater Middle East, Europe, Latin America and Africa.

3. Demonstrate a reflective evaluation of the key contemporary global geostrategic dynamics and their implications for regional and international stability.

4. Critically analyse the key geopolitical challenges and choices facing Australia’s decision makers.

 

  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Assessment 3 (50%)

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