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Security in an Age of Risk - PICX111

This unit focusses on non-traditional security threats and challenges. It introduces students to the concept of risk and how it can be conceptualised, measured and assessed. It then applies this framework to a range of non-traditional security threats, addressing the risks and dangers associated with them, as well as discussing ways to manage them. Students will examine areas such as intelligence, cyber, energy, arms control, disarmament and nuclear proliferation, human security, environmental conflict, poverty and health, population movement and refugees, transnational organised crime, regional security institutions and peace operations. The unit will also focus on how these challenges affect Australia’s security. In combination with PICX110, the unit forms the basis for training in security studies.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

Credit Points: 1
When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

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



NCCW(s): PICT111
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: oua-Normal unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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