- Code INTR8073
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Bina D'Costa
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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The United Nations Development Programme introduced the concept of "human security" into the global lexicon in its 1994 Human Development Report. Often referred to as "people-centred security" or "security with a human face", human security places human beings—rather than states—at the centre of security considerations. The UNDP perceived human security as a focus on human life and dignity and an antidote to conventional views of security shaped by threats to and the potential for conflict between states. This unit examines human security as a concept, as an alternative security agenda, and as a guideline for policy and institutional initiatives. It does so through a focus on the three pillars of human security: freedom from want; freedom from fear, and freedom to live in dignity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept of human security and its relationship to the field of international relations and security studies
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the contemporary agenda of human security issues
- Apply concepts of human security to relevant case studies
- Communicate their critical understanding of human security in a clear and concise way through assignments and participation in class discussions
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Reading Review (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral Presentation (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Long Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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