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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You should have completed 12 subjects including (6 PICX subjects including PICX310). This subject can be taken as an alternate to PICX312 Dynamic Simulation and Strategic Planning (Capstone).
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The subject was previously known as PICX320 Ethics and Security.
This subject canvasses some of the major ethical, moral, and legal paradigms of thought within the field of Security Studies, and it considers how those paradigms might inform our approach to a number of controversial and consequential questions of security policy and practice. Through both historical and contemporary case studies, students will examine and evaluate the ethical dimensions of various security-related issues such as the recourse to war, humanitarian intervention, wartime conduct, interrogation and torture, intelligence and surveillance, and human rights. Students will also consider cases of professional and work-place ethics in order to gain a greater appreciation of expected standards of conduct within the security sector.
- Assessment 1 (10%)
- Assessment 2 (10%)
- Assessment 3 (60%)
- Assessment 4 (20%)
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