Information Package / Course Catalogue
Current Approaches in Security Strategies
Course Code: ÖGK221
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course; to examine the major approaches and current events in international security studies from both theoretical and policy-oriented perspectives. The course will introduce the evolution of security studies and provide an understanding of the different definitions of security

Course Content

Introduction to security studies: traditional approaches Introduction to security studies: critical approaches compelling diplomacy and humanitarian intervention weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, international crime economic security environmental security human security and gende

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1. know the main approaches and current events in inter-US security studies
2. Examine both theoretical and policy-oriented perspectives
3.Evaluate new approaches in security studies
4. Describe the concepts of security threat, security dilemma and polarity
5.Make comparative analysis
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Alan Collins, Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York, 2010. Michael E. Smith, International Security Politics, Policy, Prospects, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to Security Studies: Traditional Approaches
Week 2 - Theoretical
Introduction to Security Studies: Critical Approaches
Week 3 - Theoretical
Compelling Diplomacy and Humanitarian Intervention
Week 4 - Theoretical
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Week 5 - Theoretical
Terrorism
Week 6 - Theoretical
International Crime
Week 7 - Theoretical
Economic Security
Week 8 - Theoretical
Environmental Safety
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm
Week 10 - Theoretical
Human Security and Gender
Week 11 - Theoretical
Group presentations
Week 12 - Theoretical
Group presentations
Week 13 - Theoretical
Group presentations
Week 14 - Theoretical
Group presentations
Week 15 - Theoretical
Group presentations
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Examination
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%70
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination19110
Final Examination111112
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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