Perspectives on Security and Terrorism

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

For professionals working within the police force, field of criminology, or even government policy, this online Perspectives on Security and Terrorism unit is an exceptionally useful and practical way to gain further insight into the forces behind terrorism.

Delivered by Murdoch University through Open Universities Australia, the unit introduces students to the concepts of security, risk and terrorism and examines how the international community has responded to the threat of terrorism.

The unit analyses the complex relationship between terrorism and religion, the media, democracy, and international law; and scrutinises the way in which Australia has dealt with terrorist threats post September 11.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Perspectives on Security and Terrorism

Areas of study

In this terrorism and security unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • The nature of international society
  • Security in international society
  • Risk in international society
  • Terrorism in international society
  • Emergence of insurgency
  • Counter terrorism and counterinsurgency
  • Terrorism and religious intolerance
  • Terrorism and democracy
  • Terrorism and the media
  • The UN and counter terrorism
  • Australia and counter terrorism

Course pathways

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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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is a smart career move for anybody working for the police force, ASIS or within government departments that address security and policy. By completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the nature of security, terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Discuss and critically interrogate theoretical frameworks that explain security and terrorism, and understand how these approaches best reflect Australia’s response to transnational terrorism
  • Discern patterns in counter terrorism strategies by looking back through the history of terrorism
  • Identify contemporary issues that security agencies and decision-makers face in the fight against terrorism

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Perspectives on Security and Terrorism 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 is 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, 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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