National Security and Counter Terrorism - 2016

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Unit summary

PICX818

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,120.00
International 3,370.00

This unit examines the structure and components of national security, including the departments and agencies that make up Australia’s national security community, and considers which areas of the private sector have a role in maintaining national security. The unit examines different homeland security models, appropriate resource allocation and what comprises an effective counter-terrorism strategy.

This unit explores the evolution of national security and counter terrorism, considers related policy development, and assesses trends in national security and counter terrorism methodology. This unit examines the structure and components of national security, including the departments and agencies that make up Australia’s national security community. he unit examines different homeland security models, appropriate resource allocation and what comprises an effective counter-terrorism strategy.

The unit is largely based on practical operational experience, drawing mainly from government, counter terrorism and media sources.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of national security and counter terrorism
  2. evaluate the role of government and civilian agencies in the areas of national security and counter terrorism
  3. explore the concepts of national security and counter terrorism in the international environment.
  4. examine the development or concepts and frameworks related to national security and counter terrorism
  5. formulate sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments
  6. demonstrate higher level skills in critical analysis and assessment.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (50%)
  • Participation (10%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PIC881 — National Security and Counter Terrorism

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1New security paradigms in a post 9/11 world
2Conceptual frameworks for national security
3Counterterrorism in the national environment
4Counterterrorism in the international environment
5Future global trends in national security

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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