Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable: 10.00 am -11.00 am Mon
This module will examine the challenge to traditional conceptions of security presented by the emergence of Critical Security Studies since the end of the Cold War. Students will explore what it means to study the concept and practice of security from a critical perspective. They will examine the various theoretical traditions that have informed critical security studies and the methodological implications for the analysis of different types of security contexts, ranging from alliance relations, terrorism, the environment, migration, famine, etc.
Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial.
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
Re-assessment: re-sit and/or re-submission
Module coordinator: Dr C E Gentry