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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 04, 2024
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PS 1536 - HUMAN SECURITY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This is a topics course in international relations focusing on the politics of human security. The politics of human security is an area of evolving interest within the field of international relations. Currently, few political science departments offer courses on the topic and there is little agreement on what should be included in such a course. The general consensus is that ‘human security’ differs from ‘national security’ in that the latter is concerned with the well-being of the state, while the former is concerned with the well-being of individuals. In this course, we will focus on how violence, political oppression, poverty, and ecological destruction threaten individual welfare and what the international community is (and is not) doing to address these concerns.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis


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