- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (10%)
- Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (10%)
- Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (60%)
- Assignment 4 - Assessment 4 (20%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
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.