Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable: one of 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Wed or 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Thu - In week 1 Thu session changed to Tue 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm.
This module introduces students to important issues and significant debates in security studies. We begin by examining the nature of war, strategy, and alliances. We then analyze the structure and impact of military power, including both conventional and nuclear weapons. We then probe the causes of interstate war, from domestic politics to the structure of the state system, to bargaining models. Finally, we turn to domestic conflict and delve into the dynamics of insurgency, counterinsurgency, and peacekeeping.
Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar.
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 40%, Midterm Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%
Re-assessment: re-sit and/or re-submission
Module coordinator: Dr H Tamm