Politics and Security in South Asia

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

If you’re working in counterterrorism, international relations or politics, this unit is a highly practical program of study that will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the political and security concerns of the Southwest Asian region.

Offered by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Murdoch University, the unit focuses mainly on countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, and is designed to equip you with the background knowledge and analytical skills to understand how these regions have a global impact on international security.

The unit scrutinises the differing political forces present in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and also covers more specific events such as the Kashmir dispute, Indo-Pak wars and the war in Afghanistan. The unit also guides you through other topics such as Islamic fundamentalism, 9/11 and the US invasion of Afghanistan and examines how likely the prospect of peace is for those living within Southwest Asia.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, however there may be some assumed knowledge.

Areas of study

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

  • Politics and security in Southwest Asia
  • Politics in India
  • Politics in Pakistan
  • Politics in Afghanistan
  • Kashmir dispute
  • Indo-Pak wars
  • Pak-Afghan conflict
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • 9/11 and US invasion of Afghanistan
  • Pakistan and the war in Afghanistan
  • Prospects for peace in Southwest Asia

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

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?

For professionals working in international relations, counter-terrorism or politics, this unit is a highly relevant and useful guide to the security challenges currently faced in the Southwest Asian region.

By studying this unit, you will:

  • Develop a critical and analytical understanding of the political and security challenges present in countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, and appreciate how instability in these regions can impact on global security
  • Understand and appreciate the sources of tension, conflict and terrorism in Southwest Asia, and be able to identify counter-terrorism measures that have been implemented by the affected governments and states
  • Propose appropriate, dynamic and ‘out of the box’ solutions to security problems faced in Southwest Asia.

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 South Asia 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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