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POLS234 Asian Security

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This paper explores the key issues in contemporary Asian security. The origins and evolution of these issues are examined with reference to concepts in the security studies field.

Paper title Asian Security
Paper code POLS234
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo


There is no standard textbook for this paper. Readings will be drawn from the University's existing database of journal articles and books.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts in the security studies literature relevant to the topic
  • show detailed empirical knowledge of the various security issues in contemporary Asia
  • demonstrate and awareness of major debates in the field
  • illustrate their understanding in written analysis

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40