Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2017



Course Number

DIPL 3150AA and AB

Course Description

Human security is an interdisciplinary field that conceptualizes security from a multivariate perspective. Unlike other security and policy frameworks, the main unit of analysis of human security is people or individuals. Human security identifies different threats faced by human beings around the globe. Aimed at understanding and mitigating these threats, human security offers different theoretical applications. It is a new paradigm that emerged in the post-Cold-War international security and political contexts. The New Dimensions of Human Security is a multidisciplinary undergraduate course that offers comprehensive understanding about the theoretical tenets and practical dimensions of human security. The course also focuses on the distinction between human security and other policy frameworks including national security, human development, and human rights. This course introduces students to look at contemporary global issues including economic, environmental, social, political, and humanitarian, placing emphasis on critical thinking and comprehension, from a human security perspective.