units

APG5666

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Phil Gregory

Notes

Previously coded PLM5100

Synopsis

This subject investigates how governments respond to terrorism through policies usually referred to as 'counter-terrorism'. In particular, it examines the central role state intelligence services play identifying, developing, formulating and implementing counter-terrorism programs,. It also assesses conventional approaches to intelligence collection, analysis, comparative intelligence practices, and the role of intelligence in national security policy formation, and how global terrorist networks pose new intelligence challenges. Case studies and scenarios are used to assist students comprehend the themes and gain insights into professional intelligence officers' responsibilities.

Assessment

Essay (3000 words): 35%
Take-home exam (equivalent to 3000 words): 35%
Class presentation (equivalent to 2000 words): 20%
Counter-terrorism scenario (equivalent to 1000 words): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions