Thu, Aug 27
POL 389-800, Security Studies
SUNY Oswego | Fall 2020
Dr. Craig Warkentin
- Ch. 1, Introduction: What is Security Studies? (Collins, 1-10)
- Learn/know how to use the textbook features
- Define/explain what "security" is and includes
- Consider prospects for achieving/insuring security
- HIV/AIDS (2)
- referent object (2)
- traditional security (4)
- non-traditional security (4)
- End of History (5)
- human security (6)
- Ku Klux Klan (8)
- Al-Qaeda (8)
- responsibility to protecct (R2P) (9)
- What is security studies?
- What does it mean to be secure?
- How should we study security?
- What might each of the approaches discussed in this chapter have to say about, or contribute to, security studies? Be specific.
- Which of the approaches introduced in this chapter makes the most sense to you? Why?
- How does the "choice" of a referent object affect our understanding of a given security issue? Are referent objects actually "chosen"? How so, or why not?
- What chapters or security topics do you most look forward to exploring, this semester, and why?
- Do you think it's possible to "achieve security"? Why or why not?
- Who is (and/or should be) responsible for achieving security? Why, and how so? Be specific.