New Security Challenges
Familiarise yourself with the concepts of securitisation, human security and non-traditional security threats and challenges. Examine terrorism, insurgencies, organised crime, the arms trade, poverty and development, and the challenges for Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Analyse non-traditional security issues that the world is facing based on a clear understanding of the breadth and depth of such issues.
- Demonstrate critical and empirical awareness of the complexity and diversity of security threats and risks of a non-traditional nature that the world faces.
- Evaluate the scholarship on key non-traditional security issues.
- Apply the skills in information literacy to appropriately locate, evaluate and use relevant information on non-traditional security issues.
- 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-PICX111-Security in an Age of Risk (No longer available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT111, PICX111
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject focuses on non-traditional security threats and challenges. It introduces students to the concepts of securitization and human security. It then assesses a range of non-traditional security threats, addressing the risks and dangers associated with them, as well as discussing ways to manage them. Students will examine areas such as global terrorism, insurgencies, transnational organised crime, the international arms trade, environmental security, population and refugees, poverty and development, global health, energy security and the challenges for Australia.
- Tests (10%)
- Minor essay (20%)
- Major essay (60%)
- Online participation (10%)