sap course 1429472945

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 311

Course Title:

Critical Security Studies

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

The notion of security in the pre-cold war, cold war and post-cold war periods. Classical and critical approaches to security.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde, Security. A New Framework For Analysis (Lynne Rienner, 1998).
Course Objective: 

The aim of this course is to analyze different meanings attributed to “security” in the pre-Cold War, Cold War and post-Cold War periods.

Extended Description: 

Conceptual Apparatus. The Military Sector. The Environmental Sector. The Economic Sector. The Societal Sector.The Political Sector. How Sectors Are Synthesized.Stable Peace.Global Governance.Development.Human Security.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Compare security studies before, during and after the end of the Cold War 
2. Describe and evaluate various theories regarding concepts of international order and security
3. Analyze and assess the changing meaning and understanding of “security” 
4. Recite the security dilemma
5. Explain the transformation from classic, state-centered security thinking to critical security studies leading to common security, stable peace, positive peace
6. Discuss and evaluate human security, the people-centered approach to security

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Inquiry
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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