INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
3+2 International Relations and European Studies
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 591 Seminar II Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Adis Maksić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Adis Maksić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

This seminar focuses on the study of critical security studies. It analyzes a collection of approaches all united by a profound dissatisfaction with so-called ‘traditional’ security studies. For this course, there are no lectures. Instead, students will participate in seminars where they are expected to form their own opinions through ‘critical’ evaluation of the readings. For each seminar, there will be one or two key texts (which are in the course reader). Seminar discussion will be structured around a short presentation of the text(s), in which students will summarise and critically evaluate the readings. Each student will be assessed through a combination of seminar contribution and written work. In terms of seminar contribution, each student will make one oral presentation.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Third Generation Strategic Culture: Global Norms
  3. Third Generation Strategic Culture: Institutional Culture
  4. Societal Security
  5. Security and Contestation: Identity and Symbolic Power
  6. Ontological Security: Social Dependence and Routinisation
  7. Ontological Security: Shame. Honour, and Self Narrative
  8. Securitization
  9. ‘Second Generation’ Securitization
  10. Contextualising Securitization
  11. The Ethics of Securitization
  12. The ‘Paris School’: Securitization as Practice
  13. Desecuritisation
  14. Student Presentations
  15. Conclusions

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Presentation
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework
    Term Paper
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)

        ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
        Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
        Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
        Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
        Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
        Final Examination(1 week) 0
        Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
        Preparation for Final Examination 0
        Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
        Seminar / Presentation 0
        Total Workload: 0
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0