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Understanding Strategic Concepts - PICT705

This unit provides postgraduate students with an understanding of the key concepts defining security and strategic studies. Using empirical case studies, students will explore concepts such as strategy, grand strategy, coercion, intervention, arms races, pre-emption, stability, strategic culture, victory, geopolitics and geostrategy, law and the use of force, civil-military relations, and human security. At its conclusion, students will have acquired the critical skills and necessary foundational knowledge to successfully pursue their postgraduate studies.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Department of Security Studies and Criminology staff

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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