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This International Security Studies unit focuses on international security issues that have an impact upon global, regional and national security structures and the survival of humankind. Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Murdoch University, the unit will help you understand threats to the welfare and stability of mankind and society at local, national and global levels. You will learn how these threats are broad and wide ranging and how they emerge from political, economic, social, cultural and environmental issues.
In the first part of the unit, you will discover the evolution of the international system, coming to understand the theory and history of security studies. Following this you will build on this knowledge, looking at contemporary threats to national, international and human security. This will include the study of non-state actors such as terrorists and social and economic factors, disease, state failure and civil conflict.
You will also discuss the effects of globalisation and its impact on global security, coming to understand why the idea of global security is important. On completion of the unit, you will be able to successfully analyse international politics and security and also demonstrate a good understanding of public policy, in particular as it relates to decision-making in the area of international security.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed this unit before, or have studied an academic equivalent. You must also have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at level 1 before enrolling in this unit.
In this International Security Studies unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. 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 in International Security Studies will provide you with a basic understanding of international security issues. This knowledge may be relevant in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having a strong understanding of the major issues affecting international security, you will be well equipped to work in many areas of government as well as international organisations.
Furthermore, this unit will also be an excellent foundation for a career in academic research if you choose to pursue further studies. The skills attained in this unit such as critical analysis, diplomacy and problem solving will be an excellent asset in any career.
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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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