units

ATS2703

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andy Butfoy (Clayton)

Notes

Previously coded PLT2850

Synopsis

This unit examines some of the ideas and policies which have been developed to facilitate the emergence of a less militarised form of world politics. Three themes are addressed. First, general issues involved in efforts to manage and stop the arms race are introduced. Second, attempts to restrain the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional weapons are outlined. Third, the prospects for various degrees of demilitarisation are discussed in the light of developments in world politics.

Outcomes

This subject has the following objectives:

  1. to provide a sense of the conceptual and historical context required for understanding developments in international arms control;
  2. to introduce students to key arms control agreements; and
  3. to enhance the ability of students to engage in critical reflection and produce reasoned, soundly structured and well presented debate on the place of arms control in the international system.

Assessment

Essay plan (250 words): 5%
Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andy Butfoy (Clayton)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics
International studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.

Prohibitions

COS2850, COS3850, ATS3703