IR304 Security Studies

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR304 Security Studies 3 1 6 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:50 hrs. Thursday 11:00-11:50 hrs.
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer TBA Office Hours / Room / Phone

Currently not available

E-mail tba@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives "• To provide knowledge in areas related to security studies • To offer an overview of the most important theories, issues as well as recent development in this area • To improve skills of students in area of analysis and presentation of security topics"
Textbook "Hough, P. - Malik, S. 2015. International Security Studies: Theory and Practice. Routledge. Hough, P. 2013. Understanding Global Security. Routledge. 3rd edition. "
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the most important problems of international and human security
  2. Analyze the role of major actors and institutions dealing with security
  3. Demonstrate skills of preparing presentation and discussion
  4. Develop interpersonal and team working skills
Teaching Methods Lecturing, Essays, power - point presentations, student presentations, class simulation and discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course introduction
Week 2 Security and security studies Hough-Malik, Chapter 4
Week 3 Human security Hough-Malik, Chapter 5
Week 4 Military threats to security Hough, Chapter 2, 3
Week 5 International and regional institutions Hough, Chapter 2, 4
Week 6 Alliances and the NATO Hough, Chapter 2, 5
Week 7 Terrorism, intelligence and security Hough-Malik, Chapter 11, 13
Week 8 Mid - term exam
Week 9 Arms trade and organized crime Hough-Malik, Chapter 10
Week 10 Nuclear proliferation and energy security Hough-Malik, Chapter 9
Week 11 Field trip
Week 12 Economic threats to security Hough, Chapter 4
Week 13 Social threats to security Hough, Chapter 5
Week 14 Environmental threats to security Hough, Chapter 6
Week 15 Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 20 1,2
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Test 1 1 20 1,2
Test 2 1 20 1,2
Midterm 1 20 1,2
Presentation 1 20 3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 20 1 20
Presentation 6 2 12 Presentation 6 2 12
Individual Learning 3 14 42 Seminar 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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