You’ll explore various international security theories—from rational choice to cognitive and biological approaches. Use your academic research skills to analyse the causes of war, conditions of peace and internally directed political violence.
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate the theoretical approaches that frame the subfield of International Security, including the relationship to their historical context
- explain key concepts and debates that are an integral part of the International Security lexicon
- understand both the assumptions that underpin key theories, and the methods used for research and investigation
- model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately, to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate significance and relevance, synthesise materials, and present findings logically, rationally and lucidly
- demonstrate critical communication skills, including the ability to present sustained, persuasive and original verbal and written arguments cogently and coherently, and mediate in-class debate and discussion
- engage consistently with the subject through proactive communication with peers and the convener, and demonstrate professional conduct in all class activities and in the submission of assessments.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
admitted to the above programs
No special requirements
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