IRLS310 - Introduction to Human Security
Course Code: IRLS310 Course ID: 3999 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to the international relations subfield of human security. A broad overview of the security issues affecting humans, their communities, and as a result global stability are the focus of this course.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|10/26/21 - 04/01/22||04/04/22 - 05/29/22||Spring 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO- 1 Describe the role of rapid globalization in changing perceptions of security
CO – 2 Identify key threats to human security
CO – 3 Compare and contrast traditional international relations approaches to security with the doctrine of human security
CO – 4 Examine the various initiatives developed by states, non-state actors, and intergovernmental organizations to enhance human security
CO – 5 Apply the concepts of human security
These course objectives harmonize with the Degree Program Objectives, which require graduates to:
- Compare and contrast the political, economic, and military components of foreign policy decision making and analyze the impact of foreign policy on domestic decisions.
- Draw conclusions about the implications of foreign policy as it is currently applied to various regions of the world.
- Evaluate the "national interest" and how it is formulated, assess alternatives to current policies, and examine their likely impact on the United States, its allies, and other nations.
- Examine the theory, nature, and causes of war and their relationship to diplomacy; assess the contributions of diplomacy to accomplishment of war objectives.
- Critically assess the unique principles, structure, and organization of the major international organizations.
- Examine the prospects of governance by international organizations.
- Assess the economic and political processes in international development; diagnose social issues in international development; appraise the need for sustainable international development.
- Evaluate the multidimensional effects of globalization.
Required Course Textbooks
Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve
- Alexandra Amouyel, “What is Human Security?,” Human Security Journal.
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security” Chapter 1
- Week 1 Lesson Notes
- Bora, Saswati, Iride Ceccacci, Christopher Delgado, and Robert Townsend. "Food and Security Conflict."
- Carolan, Michael. "The Food and Human Security Index: Rethinking Food Security and ‘Growth’."
- Lander, Max. "School Garden Programs and Food Security | Pulitzer Center."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 3
- Week 2 Lesson Notes
- Kettemann, Matthew . "The Conceptual Debate on Human Security and its Relevance for the Development of International Law."
- "Migrants in Times of Crisis: An Emerging Protection Challenge." Interantional Peace Institute.
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 2
- Walt, Stephen. "A grand new strategy for American Foreign Policy."
- Week 3 Lesson Notes which includes Mary Kaldor’s response to Stephen Walt.
- "Human Security, Climate Change and Environmentally Induced Migration." Institute for Environment and Human Security.
- Tipson, Frederick. "Natural Disasters as Threats to Peace."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 4
- Week 4 Lesson Notes
- "Country Profile: Cuba." Library of Congress - Federal Research Division.
- Ethan Kapstein and Kamma Kathuria “Economic Assistance in Conflict Zones: Lessons From Afghanistan”
- Moreno, Alejandro, and Daniel Calingaert. "Change Comes to Cuba: Citizens’ Views on Reform after the Sixth Party Congress."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 5
- Week 5 Lesson Notes
- Hughes, Donna, Katherine Chon, and Derek Ellerman. 2007. Modern-day comfort women: the U.S. military, transnational crime, and the trafficking of women. Violence Against Women: 901-922
- Krieg, Sarah H. 2009. Trafficking in human beings: the EU approach between border control, law enforcement and human rights.
- Sussman, Anna Louise. "The Brothel Next Door."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 6
- "United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime." Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.”
- Week 6 Lesson Notes
- Carlton, Sally. "Human Security in Nepal: Where to Now?" In Human security in Nepal: concepts, issues and challenges, 279-292.
- Cohen, Michael, Maria Figueroa, and Parag Khanna. "The New Colonialists."
- Hetherington, M. J. and Husser, J. A. (2012), How Trust Matters: The Changing Political Relevance of Political Trust, 312–325.
- Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia and the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. "Why the Dramatic Decline in Armed Conflict?"
- Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia and the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. "Counting the Indirect Costs of War"
- Ricks, Thomas. "The real scandal of Benghazi is the plodding caution of U.S. military leaders."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 7
- Week 7 Lesson Notes
- Gittleman, Andrea, and Mark Lagon. "Combating Gender-Based Violence as a U.S. Policy Priority.”
- Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia and the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. "Trends in Human Insecurity”
- Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia and the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. "Assault on the Vulnerable.”
- Kant, Immanuel. "Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch."
- Schirch, Lisa. "From Protection of Civilians to Human Security: Comparing and Contrasting Principles, Distinctions and Institutionalization."
- United Nations, “Final Report of the Commission on Human Security.” Chapter 8
- Week 8 Lesson Notes
Students are also expected to follow international affairs by regularly accessing reputable media sources with significant foreign policy content, such as TV newscasts (Newshour (PBS), CNN WorldView/The World Today, C-Span, ABC News, ABC Nightline, CBS News, NBC News), radio (National Public Radio), newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal), news services (AP, Reuters) and/or news magazines (Time, Newsweek, The Economist).
Additional Resources and Web Sites are found in the classroom.
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