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INTR13-303: China's Defence and Security January 2019 [Standard]

General information

The aim of this subject is to examine China's defence policy in terms of doctrine, strategy and modernisation of the People's Liberation Army. Historical-cultural factors that shape contemporary Chinese defence thinking are also considered, as are Chinese defence potentialities in view of the country's rapidly growing geopolitical status with its attendant opportunities and problems. A special feature of the subject is the application of concepts from Chinese strategic culture in resolving or managing conflicts in China's security environment. These include traditional and non-traditional, internal and external security issues, that are explored through class exercises.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:INTR13-303
Subject title:Chinese Defence Policy
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Standard

Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
Attendance and learning activities: Recommended attendance of 80%. Class exercises are a regular feature of the subject.

Resources

Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Gain knowledge of Chinese defence philosophy; requirements for defence policy; history, development, composition and modernisation of China's armed forces; conflict resolution applying Chinese strategic concepts.
  2. Lead and collaborate in group work that requires analysis of information and incorporation of diverse views.
  3. Understanding of Chinese security and defence principles within the International Relations system so that responsible and objective assessments are made.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Oral Pitch Class oral presentation on a listed topic 10% Ongoing 1, 3.
Essay Assignment 1 of 1500-2000 words based on oral presentation topic 20% Ongoing 1, 3.
Class Participation Participation in class exercises and discussion 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3.
Essay Assignment 2 of 2000-2500 words from list of essay topics 30% Week 10 1, 3.
Computer-Aided Examination (Closed) Answer 3 out of 6 questions – short essay format 30% Final Examination Period 1, 3.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

What does the defence of China entail?

From the Chinese Military Classics to Mao

'Active Defence' and Xi Jinping's influence

History, Organisation and Development

With particular attention to PLAA (Army), People’s Armed Police (PAP), Reserves & Militia

Counter-Terrorism with Chinese Characteristics

1.

With particular attention to Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He's voyages

PLA Navy (PLAN) and PLA Air Force (PLAAF)

Nuclear and Conventional

Cyberspace and Outer Space

Including application of strategic concepts for conflict management

How effective is China’s defence policy?

Approved on: Oct 22, 2018. Edition: 2.2