HUMAN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT

DST5HSD

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTom McNamara

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReflective journal; in-class presentation, class participation, completing readings and engaging with lecturer and guest speakers, essay.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL4HSD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the way the concept of human security relates to humanitarian contexts.
02. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of the relevant humanitarian and legal frameworks for human security.
03. Understand some of the specific challenges to human security in humanitarian contexts.
04. Reflect on the appropriate responses to human security issues in humanitarian contexts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom McNamara

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 35
Four 7.50 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Essay (3,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Class Presentation (500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Class Exercise, Interactive Case Study Analysis (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4