- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, a student should be able to:
- Elaborate on and critique meanings of the term ‘security’, how these are constructed, interpreted and manipulated;
- Identify and examine non-military processes and phenomena affecting security;
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of how various forms of security interact;
- Explain the roles of a diverse set of actors operating in the field of security;
- Analyse ways in which security is differently experienced between and within groups;
- Assess risks and vulnerabilities within Global Security;
- Deploy academic, UN and pressure group literature on security in constructing arguments.
Teaching will take the form of a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week.
Method of assessmentOne two hour written examination which will constitute 60% of the final mark, with the remaining 40% consisting of marks from an assessed essay. Each student will be expected to submit one essay of no more than 4000 words. Resubmission of coursework regulations apply to this course.
- B. Buzan,  1991, People, States and Fear: An Agenda for International Security Studies in the Post-Cold War Era, Harvester Wheatsheaf.
- R. Dannreuther, 2007, International Security. The Contemporary Agenda. Polity.
- M. Duffield, 2007, Development, Security and Unending War, Polity.
- K. M. Fierke, 2007, Critical Approaches to International Security. Polity.