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POLS250 International Security in a Globalising World

A conceptual overview of security, the changing global context, traditional and non-traditional security issues, the management of international security issues, and the future of global security.

This course is a broad introduction to modern international security and explores some of the major debates and issue areas in this field after the emergence of globalization.

Paper title International Security in a Globalising World
Paper code POLS250
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
The Co-ordinator is Professor Robert Patman. The paper is team taught.
Paper Structure
It encompasses the concept of security, the international security agenda in the era of globalisation, the challenge of managing international security issues, and the question of whether globalisation has enhanced or diminished international security
Textbooks
Course Reader and highly recommended texts include Roland Dannreuther, International Security: The Contemporary Agenda, and A. Collins (ed) Contemporary Security Studies
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 250
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will gain:
  • The ability to critical assess arguments put forward by international security scholars
  • The capability to relate arguments about international security to a changing international environment
  • The capacity to analytically compare alternative social science theories and develop reasoned, independent perspectives on international security issues
  • A better understanding of specific current and future challenges in international security

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-39
T2 Thursday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-39

A conceptual overview of security, the changing global context, traditional and non-traditional security issues, the management of international security issues, and the future of global security.

This course is a broad introduction to modern international security and explores some of the major debates and issue areas in this field after the emergence of globalisation.

Paper title International Security in a Globalising World
Paper code POLS250
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
The Co-ordinator is Professor Robert Patman. The paper is team taught.
Paper Structure
It encompasses the concept of security, the international security agenda in the era of globalisation, the challenge of managing international security issues, and the question of whether globalisation has enhanced or diminished international security.
Textbooks
Course Reader and highly recommended texts include Roland Dannreuther, International Security: The Contemporary Agenda, and A. Collins (ed) Contemporary Security Studies
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 250
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will gain:
  • The ability to critically assess arguments put forward by international security scholars
  • The capability to relate arguments about international security to a changing international environment
  • The capacity to analytically compare alternative social science theories and develop reasoned, independent perspectives on international security issues
  • A better understanding of specific current and future challenges in international security

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard