Politics and Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Murdoch University
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About this unit

Politics and Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State aims to inform you of the relationship between nations in the area and how certain security factors and criminal issues are shaping the region. The online unit, from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University, will provide you with the definition of security and look at the stance of the government towards certain threats.

As well as the region's stance towards crime, the unit will provide you with insights into the types of crime occurring in Southeast Asia, from terrorism, piracy and drug smuggling to other global threats. It will look at the conflicts that have occurred in the area and the danger of certain areas such as Myanmar and Indonesia, as well as conflicts between governance and gangs. The unit will analyse political and economic corruption as well as human security in the area.

By covering crimes across the region, the unit gives a broad overview of the history of Southeast Asia and not just one state. You will discover how issues such as piracy and organised crime affect the whole region and the way that security has evolved as a result of these crimes.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit, if you have completed a unit deemed academically equivalent.

Areas of study

In this Politics and Security unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: security and politics in Southeast Asia
  • Terrorism and the war on terrorism in Southeast Asia
  • Sectarian and separatist conflict
  • Vigilantes, violent entrepreneurs and warlords
  • Organised and transnational crime in Southeast Asia
  • Gangs and the state
  • Maritime security and piracy in Southeast Asia
  • State terror: Burma and Indonesia
  • Political and economic corruption
  • Urbanisation, migration and human security
  • Deforestation and resource conflict
  • Conclusion

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith 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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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit is appealing to those who wish to broaden their horizons and potentially work in Southeast Asia. By providing a history of the area and the issues affecting the region, the unit offers the perfect overview. Those with a passion for politics will also benefit from this unit as it could prove useful in understanding the regions near Australia, as well as giving insights into how modern day issues and globalisation affects states. As well as pursuing a career in politics, this unit could lead to employment in an international security capacity, crime prevention or even an academic career.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Politics and Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State from Murdoch University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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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