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PLT4609

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
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.

Objectives

This subject has the following objectives:

  1. to introduce students to the role of military power in international relations; and
  2. to enhance the ability of students to engage in critical reflection and produce reasoned, soundly structured and well presented analyses of the relationship between military power and significant themes in the broader debate on the working of the international system.

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