EDS372 Current Topics in Security Studies
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Course responsible: Stig Jarle Hansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Even years - cancelled in Autumn 2016.
First time: 2013V
Course given every second year, in years with even numbers.
The course deals with contemporary themes and issues such as war economy, strategy, security communities, \"securitization\", the political economy of conflicts, state collapse and reconstruction, and migration and societal security. The course will deal with traditional security studies and strategic studies, and critical approaches to security.
The course provides an advanced understanding of issues in international security since the end of the Cold War. The students should be able to understand the theories of the Copenhagen school, the welsh school and Realists/ Liberalist approaches to security as well as foundational concept witin strategic toughts after finishing the course.
Lectures and termpaper.
Office hours and procedures are established at the first class meeting. A course schedule is handed out at the same time.
The main texbook is Paul Williams and Matt McDonald (2018), Security Studies, an introduction.London: Routledge, but other readings will also be given.
General knowledge of international issues, preferably undergraduate courses in relevant social sciences
Exam in ENGLISH ONLY. Final written examination (2 hours) will count 30 % and essay (15 pages) on chosen topic (to be approved by the course responsible) will count 70 %.
A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent.
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The course will go over 12 weeks and include 2 hours lectures per week.
Internal and external examiners will grade both exam parts.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F