Perspectives on Security and Terrorism
Launch into an investigation of security, terrorism and counterterrorism. Work to understand the relationships terrorism has with religion, democracy and the media. Place your studies in the context of Australia's approach to terrorist threats.
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- 30 Aug 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will:
- develop a critical understanding of and ability to discuss the nature of security, terrorism and counter-terrorism
- develop an understanding of, and the ability to discuss the theoretical frameworks that best explain security and terrorism and to what extent these frameworks can explain Australia's approach to transnational terrorism
- understand the history of terrorism and identify any discernible patterns in counter-terrorism strategies
- identify the central issues confronting security agencies and decision-makers in the face of terrorism and what options are available.
- read widely and analyse other people’s works
- communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
- The nature of international society
- Security in international society
- Risk in international society
- Terrorism in international society
- Emergence of insurgency
- Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency
- Terrorism and religious intolerance;
- Terrorism and democracy;
- Terrorism and the media
- The UN and counter-terrorism
- Australia and counter-terrorism
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
It is recommended that students complete a foundation subject before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as PTR100 Perspectives on Security and Terrorism.
This subject introduces the concepts of security, risk, terrorism and counterterrorism and examines how various agents in international society perceive and employ them. It explains how and why terrorism undermines security and what measures are often taken to counter it. The subject also analyses the relationships between terrorism and religion, the media, democracy and international law. It finally examines the way Australia has responded to terrorist threats since the attacks on the US in September 2001.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (40%)
- Open book timed online exam (40%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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