This online Modern Warfare unit and Macquarie University examines the intersection of politics and warfare and its strategic logic as presented in key literature.
At the successful completion of this unit, you will understand the concept of limited war and how it applies to the politics of victory and war. You will also be able to identify logistic considerations for major combat operations in conventional and urban war settings, and also be aware of the core concepts of the Law of Armed Conflict.
Key learning outcomes also include an understanding of the human cost of war, and the influence of technology on 21st century warfare.
It is recommended that you complete a 100 level PICX unit before enrolling in this unit.
Areas of study
In this Modern Warfare unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction: into the valley of death
War from the ground up
The logic of strategy
Logistics and operational art
Technologies of war
Special operations and information-enabled war
Soldiers in war
Civilians in war
Conclusions: the future(s) of war-fighting
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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