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Defence and Strategic Studies

149.100 Fundamentals of Command15 credits
The course will provide an introduction to the subject of military command. It introduces the concept of command as vested authority incorporating elements of leadership and management. It also introduces several key issues of relevance to military commanders and examines whether there is a particular New Zealand style of command.

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149.110 Introduction to Logistics15 credits
The course will provide an introduction to military logistics with an emphasis on the application of logistics in both war and military operations other than war.

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149.140 An Introduction to Military Operations15 credits
An introduction to military operations in a joint (interservice) environment. It examines the application of military power in conventional warfare across the air, land, maritime, joint, interagency and multinational domains.

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149.151 An Introduction to the History of Modern Warfare15 credits
A survey of the history of warfare, with special emphasis on the impact of technology on battlefield tactics from about 1450 until the present day.

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149.170 Introduction to Border Security15 credits
An introduction to the concept of border security. It will explore security challenges and the implications of these to border security both internationally and for New Zealand. It will also look at the various border security agencies and their responses to managing border security risks with a focus on interagency collaboration, risk management and the impact of policy.

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149.180 Introduction to Security Studies15 credits
An introduction to contemporary security studies focusing on traditional and non-traditional security challenges and the ways in which security is understood and conceptualized in security studies discourse.

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149.190 Police and Policing in Society15 credits
An introduction to theories and concepts of policing and how the nation and society fit into these. The course will also provide an overview of the evolution of police and law enforcement internationally and nationally.

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149.210 Intermediate Logistics15 credits
This course continues the study of military logistics in a contemporary perspective through an examination of a multi-functional logistics environment at the tactical level in peace and war.

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149.230 Military Law15 credits
This course provides an overview of the military justice system. A selection of legislation will be discussed with particular emphasis to its impact on the NZDF and its commanders. The principles of the laws of armed conflict will be introduced.

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149.245 Irregular Warfare15 credits
The theory and conduct of irregular warfare including in joint (interservice), combined (multinational) and interagency environments, and incorporating both historical and contemporary case studies.

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149.265 Maritime Strategy15 credits
A study of maritime strategy with a focus on maritime power theories, principles, and technology. The course includes particular reference to the Asia-Pacific maritime environment.

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149.271 The Security of Global Trade15 credits
This course explores the security of global trade, the supply chain, and the role of New Zealand and overseas border agencies. The course analyses the rise of globalisation, forging trade links and New Zealand agency roles in this context. The course addresses the balance between trade and security that states, state actors and wider society need to consider.

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149.272 Intelligence in the Security Environment15 credits
This course provides a critical examination of intelligence focusing on the security environment. It looks at contemporary global and New Zealand-specific security risks, the intelligence cycle, and intelligence models that collect and analyse information to produce intelligence products that inform decision making.

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149.280 Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific15 credits
This course examines emerging and re-emerging security issues in the Asia-Pacific and the theoretical and explanatory approaches used to understand and mitigate them.

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149.295 Security in the Information Age15 credits
This course examines the threats posed by Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Infrastructure and Cyber Warfare to individuals, organisations and government agencies, including the origins of threats, the evolution of technologies, the role of the state in offensive and defensive applications, as well as ethical considerations in the form of accountability and transparency.

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149.300 Current Issues in Command Studies15 credits
An examination of contemporary events and trends in the political, military and social environment that may impact upon the nature of command, both now and in the future. The course employs a collaborative approach to the identification and analysis of current issues in the field of command studies.

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149.325 International Peacekeeping15 credits
A critical examination of the theories, concepts, evolution, and contemporary practice of peacekeeping (including peace-making, peace support, and peace enforcement) with application to the regional and global environments.

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149.335 Law of Armed Conflict15 credits
This course is an examination of the law of armed conflict during times of international and non-international armed conflict.

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149.340 Operational Art and Strategy15 credits
This course continues the study of military operations beyond tactics to campaigns and strategy. It focuses on principles, doctrines and case studies.

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149.350 The History of Defence and Security Intelligence15 credits
A study of defence and security intelligence from ancient times through to today, with emphasis on the evolution of intelligence organisations and activities, the impact of technological advances, and the wider political, social and ethical issues surrounding its practice.

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149.360 Defence and Security Technology15 credits
This course is an examination of the essential elements of technology in the defence and security environments and their impact upon the conduct of defence and security operations.

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149.370 Psychology of Evidence in the Security Environment15 credits
This course is an examination of the scientific field of psychology of evidence with a focus on practical application by police and security forces. Topics covered include psychological factors related to eyewitness testimony, false memories, investigative interviewing, false confessions, and detecting deception.

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149.375 Applied Research Internship30 credits
The course provides selected students with direct workplace experience and an opportunity to develop and produce an interdisciplinary applied professional research report for a nominated defence and security government agency or private sector organisation.

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149.380 Strategy and Security15 credits
This course explores strategy and security in global politics. It examines how different explanatory approaches can influence and shape strategy formulation and our understanding of security challenges.

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149.381 Terrorism and Political Violence15 credits
This course critically explores the concept of 'Terrorism' and related forms of political conflict and violence. New Zealand's understanding and responses to the phenomena labelled as 'terrorism' will be a key aspect of the course. The course will also address such substantive issues as the how non-state actors engaged in political conflict and violence fund their activities.

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149.385 Security and the Law15 credits
The course examines the institutions and legal principles that regulate the conduct of states in relation to national and international security.

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149.701 The New Zealand Strategic Environment30 credits
A study of strategic theory and the domestic and international factors affecting New Zealand's strategic environment.

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149.704 Leadership, Management and Command30 credits
An advanced study of the interrelated components of leadership, management and command with an emphasis on how these are applied in the contemporary security environment.

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149.707 The Middle East Security Environment30 credits
An advanced study of the Middle East security environment with a focus on the interplay of the geography, history, politics, and religions of the region and the impacts of these on both regional and global security.

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149.709 Terrorism, Insurgency and Transnational Crime30 credits
A consideration of the phenomenon of contemporary terrorism, its impact and the implications for defence and security forces.

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149.710 Military History30 credits
The study and application of military history in the military profession for the contemporary operating environment. The course assesses and analyses military history as a training, educational and doctrine- or policy-relevant learning tool, its relevance to tradition and esprit de corps, its methodologies and key debates, and forms of dissemination such as the professional journal, the staff ride, commemorative activity, museums, and official history.

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149.715 The Asia-Pacific Strategic Environment30 credits
An advanced study of strategic theory and domestic and international factors affecting the Asia-Pacific strategic environment with emphasis given to strategic, national security and defence policy in the region

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149.720 International Security30 credits
A critical analysis of the essential principles of international security as applied in the contemporary operating environment. It explores the combined effects of a diverse range of factors on international security and evaluates the major ethical implications of the emerging security challenges and the potential responses to them.

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149.725 International Security and Peacekeeping30 credits
An advanced study of the role of peacekeeping in international security with a focus on the factors that need to be considered when establishing, conducting and evaluating international peacekeeping interventions in a multinational and interagency environment.

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149.732 Public International Law for Defence and Security30 credits
The course examines the international institutions and legal principles that regulate the conduct of states specifically in relation to defence and security issues, including the effectiveness of international bodies, the challenges of exercising jurisdiction, and the implications for defence and security policies of international cooperation with regard to international criminal and humanitarian law.

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149.740 Security and Crime30 credits
This course undertakes a critical assessment of criminological theories and the methods in which crime is described and analysed in relation to the international security environment. This course focuses on the role of various agencies in reducing and containing transnational crime and the merits of national security policies.

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149.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment30 credits
An analysis of intelligence in the international security environment, focusing on key concepts and methodologies of intelligence gathering and analysis, the intelligence cycle, and analysis of applied intelligence in investigations and detection.

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149.744 Intelligence Operations30 credits
This course provides a critical analysis of security intelligence operations, utilising research and observations from selected case studies to understand the changing nature of intelligence and critically appraise the role of intelligence in national and international security operations.

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149.745 Crime Science30 credits
A critical examination and application of the formal principles of Crime Science. Defined as a distinct method capable of facilitating the prevention and detection of crime by studying crime, not offenders the course will explore the underpinning features of Crime Science - ensuring problem identification and response options are all carefully understood before any application of Crime Science techniques are considered.

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149.760 Defence and Security Technology30 credits
An in-depth examination of advanced elements of defence and security technology and their impact on warfare and security operations.

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149.770 Border Management in the Contemporary Security Environment30 credits
A study of interagency border management set against the backdrop of key events in the contemporary security environment, with reference to international case studies that enable analysis and evaluation of the principles and processes of establishing and operating an interagency border management environment.

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149.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies30 credits
Theory, practice and application of research for scholarly and professional works in defence and security studies including: qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data collection and analysis, and interpretation to be applied to historical, contemporary or future-focussed research.

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149.795 The Cyber Security Environment30 credits
This course critically examines Cyber Security in the international security environment and considers the principles and evolution of Cyber Security technologies, threats, applications, responses as well as future considerations as they specifically apply to key areas of Cyber Security.

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149.798 Research Report (30)30 credits
 

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149.799 Research Report (60)60 credits
 

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149.800 MPhil Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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149.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.820 Applied Security Research Project60 credits
Students undertake a research project that is relevant to and builds on their professional experience in international security.

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149.821 Applied Security Planning Exercise60 credits
This course is an application of professional and academic knowledge to an advanced security planning exercise in a multiagency environment.

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149.873 Research Report Defence and Security Studies (60)60 credits
 

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149.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.883 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.896 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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149.900 PhD Defence and Strategic Studies120 credits
 

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