Contributing to a Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism), US Policies and Global Security provides a background to the ideologies and practices of contemporary US foreign policy. Learn how US foreign policy has been devised and modified throughout the period between the Cold War and the War on Terror.
The unit, provided by Murdoch University and delivered online by Open Universities Australia, covers the ways in which US foreign policy has affected global security and diplomacy from the Cold War to now. Case studies include the Cuban missile crisis, nuclear weapons, the War on Terror and the US as an Asia-Pacific leader.
You will learn how the US has used foreign policy to influence negotiations, arms control, alliance strategies and the culture of global diplomacy.
Anyone can apply, however you should ensure that you have not already completed a previous version of this unit.
Areas of study
In this global security unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction: identity and security
Purposes of US foreign policy
The Cold War and containment
The Cuban missile crisis
Alliances and identity
Détente and identity
Nuclear weapons and identity
The post-Cold War order
The UN and US diplomacy
The US and global norms
Terrorism and counter-terrorism
The US an Asia-Pacific power
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit will advance your career in any policy position within an NGO, government or think tank. Gain the knowledge and analytical skills required to evaluate US foreign policies and their global impact.
You will become confident in discussing and critically analysing international security issues and the roles of the US and other major international actors. As well as preparing you for a policy position in public office or an international organisation, this unit will generally advance your skills in critical analysis, report writing and policy evaluation.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in US Policies and Global Security 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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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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