Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2016



Course Number

DIPL 3150

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 political order of the world.

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 offers understanding on various components of human security and also focuses on the distinctions between human security and other policy frameworks including national security, human development, and human rights. The course will introduce students to the various implications of the subject matter to the contemporary global economic, environmental, social, political, and humanitarian issues.