Modern Naval History and Strategy B - ZHSS8204

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZHSS8204 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma or Masters programs.

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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We will study navies and sea power in the modern world, from the 1890s to the present, concentrating on various thematic issues. The approach will be international, including Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Themes will include how far classical arguments for sea power remain valid, how far there are naturally naval and continental powers and national naval strategic traditions, how far navies have special capabilities, and modern naval and maritime strategic ideas. Other topics will include naval command and commanders, naval tactics, amphibious and joint warfare, sea power and grand strategy, and contemporary circumstances and the future of sea power.
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