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Undergraduate | MUR-POL102 | 2024

21st Century Security Challenges

Explore security threats that extend beyond military solutions. Delve into new and emerging security challenges like climate change, cybersecurity and food scarcity. You’ll look into the efforts in place today that are working to address these issues.

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Study method
100% online
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Start dates
29 July 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

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21st Century Security Challenges

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of a range of historical and contemporary security challenges.
    2. Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the principal actors and tools that can address security problems.
    3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of various conceptual approaches and arguments in relation to the analyse of security issues, such as securitisation, human security and non-traditional security approaches.
    4. Identify and appraise a number of contemporary security challenges such as climate change, global pandemics, transnational crime, civil conflict and energy and food security.

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0.125 EFTSL

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