Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2015



Course Number

DIPL 3150

Course Description

Human security is an interdisciplinary field that conceptualizes security from a multidisciplinary and multivariate perspectives. Its primary focus is on individuals and it identifies different threats faced by human beings around the globe. Aimed at understanding and mitigating/ alleviating these threats, human security offers different theoretical applications. It is a new paradigm that emerged in the post-Cold-War world political order.

The New Dimensions of Human Security is a multidisciplinary undergraduate course that offers basic understanding about human security. It focuses on the theoretical tenets and various components of human security. The course 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.