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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.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, however there may be some assumed knowledge.
In this security unit, the topics you will study include:
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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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:
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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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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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.