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Critical and Human Security

Title Critical and Human Security
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description This minor introduces students to new ways and approaches to understanding security including issues around human security such as the environment and climate change. It provides knowledge about the causes, consequences and challenges of managing and mitigating conflict and violence and the role of sates, non-government organisations (NGOs), social movements, and international organisations.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

Part I - 3 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

POL133 Politics, Power and Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
OUA: OUA1-external, OUA3-external

Part II - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

POL234 Terrorism in a Globalised World - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL334 Middle East Politics and Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL338 Politics and Security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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