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.
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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:
- 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.
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