NINT

5142

Critical Security Studies

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Critical Security Studies

Fall 2019

Taught By: Peter Hoffman

Section: A

CRN: 1397

Credits: 3

What is security? The concept is dramatic enough to warrant the use of military force and declare states of emergency, and malleable enough for political rhetoric and fashion marketing. This course will critically explore the concept, discourse, and practice of security as a central organizing principle, reality, and relationship of the modern social-political order and its contemporary trajectory. Topics include the fundamental interrelation between security and order, including classic political, sociological and psychological approaches that looking at processes of state-making/war-making and identity as a driver; critical assessments of conventional security frameworks, such as Securitization models and alternative perspectives; technologies of control and surveillance; privatization and commodification; livelihoods, environment, migration and diseases as security issues; the shifting nature of emergencies and intervention; and, security knowledge as a form of power.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:35pm 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019