|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. (1 x 2 hour seminar per week)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x seminar presentation Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.||10%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 3,500 word essay||40%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 4,000 word essay||50%|
On completing the module students will be able to:
- describe, analyse and assess security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- analyse and evaluate the inter-relationship between global processes and specific security dynamics; and,
- analyse, evaluate and critically discuss the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them.
This module explores emerging issues on the global security agenda. While it provides students with some theoretical background, its overarching emphasis is on a range of empirical cases.
- security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- the inter-relationship between global processes and specific security dynamics; and,
- the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them.
Seminar 1 - Introduction
Seminar 2 - The New Wars
Seminar 3 - Warlord Politics and Security
Seminar 4 - The Privatization of Security
Seminar 5 - Environmental security
Seminar 6 - The Securitization of Migration
Seminar 7 - Nuclear Proliferation
Seminar 8 - Missile defense
Seminar 9 - Critical infrastructure and homeland security
Seminar 10 - Cyber security
Seminar 11 - Virtual war
Students on the module will learn to think about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of security studies with a particular focus on contemporary issues, problems and debates. Throughout the module, students should practice and enhance their reading, comprehension and thinking skills and their self-management skills. In seminars students will enhance their analytical skills and will practice listening, explaining and debating skills, as well as team-working skills. The assessed seminar will further develop analytical and communication skills. Essay writing will encourage students to practice their independent research, writing and IT skills.
This module is at CQFW Level 7