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IR5036   Critical Security Studies

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial.

Assessment pattern

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