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Strategies of Political Violence

Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX3013 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX313

Explore the reason why internal sources of armed conflict have become the most important foreign policy challenges in the world today. Learn how to explain key concepts of strategy, negotiation, terrorism and political coercion.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Strategies of Political Violence

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to: 

    1. Evaluate the contributing theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the strategies of political violence, including the relationship to their history and context
    2. Model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately, to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate significance and relevance, synthesize materials, and present findings logically, rationally and lucidly.
    3. Identify and critically analyse different strategies of political violence.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply theory and concepts to case studies, as well as independently collect one’s own empirical evidence and data
    5. 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
    6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a professional manner in all class activities and in the submission of assessments.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

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-PICX313 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT313, PICX313
Pre-requisite 50cp at 2000 level or above

Additional requirements

  • 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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Bachelor of Arts

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