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Foundations of Modern Security: Challenge and Practice is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Macquarie University that explores the core concepts and theories surrounding the security, placing the subject matter within a broader historical context. You will also consider the implications of globalisation on security practice.
To begin with, you will examine the academic definition of security, before reviewing the anthropological context of human violence. Following this, you will explore the post-Cold War security dynamic, before examining more recent approaches such as human-centred security. Finally you will explore intelligence and counter terrorism within a globalised world.
Ultimately, Foundations of Modern Security: Challenge and Practice, provides you with a diversity of critical approaches to modern security, and amplifies your research and problem-solving abilities. You can then apply these skills in a professional context.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Foundations of Modern Security: Challenge and Practice unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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