The Globalisation and Security unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the issues surrounding globalisation and security. You will learn about both the broad contextual issues and the minute and practical details affecting security in everyday life.
By the end of the unit you will be able to effectively analyse the causes behind the globalisation process and identify trends and connections between the different facets of human security. This in-depth analysis will give you an excellent and full view of this cross-discipline topic, preparing you further academic studies or a variety of different careers paths.
You will also be able to evaluate and assess the theoretical and practical measures being taken to address issues such as crime and corruption, terrorism, human rights, environmental security and the effects of global financial crises. This is an important and fascinating topic that will allow you to more fully comprehend the various global forces at play, and the logic behind why certain measures and initiatives are taken.
Furthermore, you will explore and evaluate the roles of regional security organisations and recognise the transnational challenges they face such as the threat of terrorism, the scrutiny of the media, and conflicts that arise from cross-cultural differences. You will gain an excellent understanding of the roles played by each of the organisation on the world stage and asses their methods of combatting the difficulties they face.
In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
Master of International Security Studies
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of International Security Studies / Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
You cannot enrol if you have already completed this unit, or an academic equivalent.
Areas of study
In this Globalisation and Security unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction: globalisation and security
Globalisation and environmental security
Globalisation and human security: the consequences
Globalisation: crime, terror and corruption
Globalisation: health security threats
Globalisation: weapons proliferation and nuclear threat
Terrorism: global, regional or local?
Globalisation and the world financial crisis
Organisations of global governance and regional security
Globalisation ad security: the role of the media
Globalisation and security: cultural conflict in international relations. The West and Islam
Globalisation and security: the quest for human rights
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 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 unit will provide you with a solid understanding of globalisation and security issues, which are relevant in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting human security, you will be well prepared to work in all areas of government as well as international organisations.
In addition, this unit is also an excellent foundation for a career in academia. The skills attained in this unit – in-depth analysis, reasoning, diplomacy and problem solving – are great assets for any career path.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Globalisation and Security from Macquarie University.
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