Critique how nuclear weapons have influenced international politics. Explore their 20th century impact and the policy challenges for Australia and its allies in the Asia Pacific.
There are no available classes. Find another subject.
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.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain and describe the history and current state of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and risk
- identify nuclear weapons within a wider security studies related theoretical and conceptual base
- recognize and assess threat and risk scenarios within which nuclear weapons might exist
- critically evaluate and analyse a range of scholarly literature relating to nuclear weapons in order to subsequently conceptualise related risks, threats and scenarios
- synthesise and apply existing knowledge and theories from across the spectrum of security studies in order to integrate WMD related knowledge
- construct written and oral arguments relating to nuclear weapons research and deliver them to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
- present sustained, coherent and logical arguments, demonstrating engagement with literature
- critically analyse future threats and opportunities from State and Non-State actors in line with issues pertinent to nuclear weapons.
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat Rooms
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
- OtherDetails -
- Assessment 1 (25%)
- Assessment 3 (50%)
- Assessment 2 (25%)