Terrorism in a Globalised World

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

Terrorism is a dynamic and puzzling force. Defining it, discussing it and addressing it is increasingly difficult as the world becomes more interconnected, globalised and politically complex. Terrorism in a Globalised World will demystify the causes, history and characteristics of terrorism in an international context.

Through this unit, will you gain a broad understanding of the history of terrorism on a sub-national, national and international level. To achieve this you will be taught the predominant theoretical perspectives of terrorism, and their alternatives.

As analysing and defining terrorism is difficult, so too is identifying practical solutions. This online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University, critically analyses the current political context and history of counter terrorism measures.

Finally you will learn to analyse the causes of terrorism and evaluate how different forms of thinking can affect the future of terrorism and counter terrorism policy and practice.

Eligibility

You must have already completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at level 1 in order to enrol. You should also ensure that you have not already completed a previous or academically equivalent version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this security, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: conceptualising terrorism;
  • Framing terrorism: the role of the media and experts
  • Terrorism in historical perspective
  • Types of terrorism
  • Causes of non-state terrorism
  • State terrorism
  • Globalisation and political violence
  • Responses to terrorism
  • The War on Terror
  • Threat responses: Australia and Indonesia
  • Counterterrorism, democracy and human rights

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts,?Murdoch University

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?

Terrorism in a Globalised World will benefit both a career in and out of politics and policy. For those interested in careers in security and policy, you will learn how to intelligently analyse the causes and potential solutions to terrorism. For non-political career paths, this course is equally beneficial, as it will advance your ability to critically analyse, discuss and employ different methods of thinking, as well as better understand the geopolitical forces that shape contemporary society.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Terrorism in a Globalised World 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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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