|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
An understanding of strategic studies is an important component of international relations in the contemporary world. The competing interests of state and nonstate actors shape the lives of the global population, and this course provides vital knowledge about the security issues that shape war and peace today.
Terrorism, the invasion of Iraq and Australian led peacekeeping intervention in the region have increased interest in warfare and strategic issues in a variety of rapidly evolving scenarios. The use of force in world politics and the history of modern war have become an integral part of our daily lives. To understand such issues, students need to develop an in depth perspective on the development of strategic studies in the contemporary world. This course will focus on developments in strategic studies, including land, air and sea power, and their application to theories and issues. Terrorism, Peacekeeping, weapons of mass destruction, and international law all play a part in the relationships that shape contemporary warfare. The course is particularly suited to International Relations and History students.