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PLM5600

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andy Butfoy

Synopsis

Strategic studies is defined here as the analysis of the military dimension of international relations. Within this setting, the unit looks at the following topics: the role of US military power in world affairs, Australian defence policy, armed intervention, threats to the peace, the proliferation of 'weapons of mass destruction', arms control and concepts of security. Fifth-year level students demonstrate an awareness of how strategic issues can be related to broader conceptual concerns in the field of international relations.

Assessment

Essay (6000 words): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andy Butfoy

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

PLT4609,PLM4600