|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Lecturer and Convenor
This unit focusses on non-traditional security threats and challenges. It introduces students to the concepts of securitization and human security. It then assesses 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 global terrorism, insurgencies, transnational organized crime, the international arms trade, environmental security, population and refugees, poverty and development, global health, energy security and the challenges for Australia.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Tests||10%||No||12pm: 20 Mar (Wk 4), 1 May (Wk 8), 5 Jun (Wk 13)|
|Minor Essay||20%||No||28 March (Week 5)|
|Major Essay||60%||No||23 May (Week 11)|
Internal students are required to attend all tutorials, where engagement marks are awarded. External students are required to engage actively in the weekly online discussion forums. Engagement marks are awarded for participating in the online discussions.
The tests are designed to test student understanding of the lectures and assigned reading materials.
The purpose of this assignment is to help students develop the necessary skills in critically reviewing academic work that they read. The minor essay is a review of an academic article from the designated list of articles (marked with an asterisk * in ilearn).
The major essay is a substantive piece of work that answers any of the tutorial questions.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Special Consideration (previously known as “Disruption to Study”)
Please note that students who miss tutorials or require extensions for any assignment must apply through the formal university process known as “Special Consideration.” Convenors and tutors are not allowed to grant tutorial waivers or assignment waivers; students must apply formally through Special Consideration with the appropriate documentation.
Engagement: Ongoing assessment
For internal students, attendance and engagement in the weekly seminar is expected. A minimum attendance in 10 seminars is required. Engagement involves demonstrating, through oral activities and assignments, critical thinking and understanding of the required readings, as well as demonstrated ability to address the major themes and questions raised in unit materials.
For external students, the recordings of the lectures will be posted and engagement through at minimum 10 online forums is required. Engagement in the online forums must be completed by the assigned date. Participation will not be counted beyond the allocated time-frame. Grades are dependent on such criteria as stated in the engagement rubric.
Submission of Assignments
All assignments must be submitted electronically by the due date via the appropriate assignment link in ilearn. Note that no assignment can be marked if submitted more than 7 calendar days after the deadline unless Special Consideration has been granted.
Late Submission Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a penalty for lateness will apply (see iLearn for details on this). No assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Securitisation and Human Security
Week 3: Global Terrorism
Week 4: Religious Terrorism
Week 5: Civil Wars and Insurgencies
Week 6: Transnational Organised Crime
Week 7: International Arms Trade
Week 8: Environmental Security
Week 9: Poverty and Development
Week 10: Population and Refugees
Week 11: Global Health
Week 12: Energy Security
Week 13: Non-Traditional Security Challenges to Australia
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
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Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
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