Module Information

Module Identifier
IPM1220
Module Title
Critical Security Studies: Emerging Issues
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
External Examiners
  • Professor Jonathan M Joseph (Professor - University of Sheffield)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Seminar Presentation  10%
Semester Assessment 1 x 3,000 word essay  50%
Semester Assessment 1 x 2,500 word review article  40%

Learning Outcomes

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, evaluate and critically discuss the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them; and,

- apply research design skills to the specific field of security studies.

Brief description

This module provides subject-specific training for students on the `Research training? pathway in Security Studies through an exploration of emerging issues on the global security agenda.

Aims

This module aims to allow students to develop the ability to analyse, evaluate and discuss:

- 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.

Content

Following a consideration of the so-called `human security? agenda widely adopted by contemporary international organisations, the module considers a variety of emerging security issues in the developing and developed worlds all in the context of globalising political-economic structures.

Transferable skills

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.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7