HUMAN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT

DST5HSD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject looks at human security from a humanitarian perspective. This subject challenges assumptions about aid and intervention, discussing the current trends that impact on humanitarian work In addition to examining the Human Security framework, students explore the international humanitarian system, developments in protecting civilians in armed conflict, civil-military interaction in complex emergencies and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Current developments such as the World Humanitarian Summit, the push towards innovation in humanitarian responses, and the focus on inclusive programming in disasters will also be explored. . This subject will be delivered in collaboration with a number of guest speakers.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTom McNamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL4HSD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the way the concept of human security relates to humanitarian contexts.

Activities:
Reflective journal; in-class presentation, class participation, completing readings and engaging with lecturer and guest speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of the relevant humanitarian and legal frameworks for human security.

Activities:
In-class presentation and class participation in seminar disucssion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Understand some of the specific challenges to human security in humanitarian contexts.

Activities:
Essay; in-class presentation, reflective journal, class participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Reflect on the appropriate responses to human security issues in humanitarian contexts.

Activities:
Essay, in-class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 34-36, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom McNamara

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 34 - 36
Four 7.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Class Presentation (500 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04
Class Exercise, Interactive Case Study Analysis (1,500 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04