AIR102 - War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Danielle Chubb
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit introduces students to the changing nature of security and responses to insecurity. Students first study the key concepts in international security: power and conflict. We examine debates about the changing nature of warfare and the role of political violence and terrorism in the international system. Following this, students consider the effect of contemporary conflict and political violence on the individuals caught up in the violence. 

In this, we examine the concept of human security: humanitarian intervention, health, aid, and development and security.

The unit is designed to help students think, talk and write about conflict, insecurity and responses to it in an informed and critical manner.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Demonstrate an understanding of the key causes and nature of conflict in the current international system as well as responses to this insecurity

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Construct ideas and arguments developed from research, and clearly and concisely communicate these findings in both text and non-text based media format

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Evaluate in a reflective and critical manner the impact of various sources of insecurity and the responses to these over a diverse range of settings

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Video Presentation 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Research Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Online Writing Exercise 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIR102
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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