Decision Making, Scenario Planning and Simulation in Counter Terrorism
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Apply scenario planning techniques to major contemporary security and criminology-related issues.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply Counter Terrorism analytical concepts to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-PICX8955-Simulation in Counter Terrorism
- MAQ-PICX955-Simulation in Counter Terrorism (No longer available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- MAQ-PICX8951-Simulation in Security and Strategy
- MAQ-PICX8952-Simulation in Criminology
- MAQ-PICX8953-Simulation in Intelligence
- MAQ-PICX8954-Simulation in Cyber Security
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
- MAQ-PICX8037-Choosing Terror: Pathways into Terrorism
- MAQ-PICX837-Terrorism Dynamics (No longer available)
Admission to MCTerrorism and (PICX8951 or PICX951 or PICX8952 or PICX952 or PICX8953 or PICX953 or PICX8954 or PICX954) Co-requisite (PICX8020 or PICX802) and (PICX8037 or PICX837) and (PICX8018 or PICX818) and (PICX8043 or PICX843) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICX955 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICX8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
No additional requirements
The subject introduces students to scenario planning and simulation (serious game) techniques as critical thinking tools in the context of security policy analysis and planning. In the first modules, students are introduced to the broad logic and use of scenarios and simulations, as well as to their strengths and weaknesses. The second part of the unit is structured around one main contemporary security and criminology-related question that is examined in detail using scenario planning techniques and the conduct of a serious game. Students enrolled in this unit will take the role of the counter terrorism expert.
Assessment information will be available for this subject upon enrolment.
- quizzes (10%)
- Ministerial brief (30%)
- Main simulation (30%)
- Small simulation (10%)
- Scenario Planning Exercise (20%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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