DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000601

Contemporary Security Policy

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Edvardas Špokas (edvardas@mruni.eu)

a. o: Edvardas Špokas

Institute of Political Sciences


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

face to face

2 semester

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Nėra

nėra

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

to analyze international relations

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students will have ability to analyse international events in the theoretical context

lectures, discussions

Dscussions, final exam

Students will have knowledge about security subjects: state power, geopolitics, conflict theory, information warfare and etc.

lectures, discussions

Presentations

Students will have ability to analyse issues of national and international security

lectures, discussions

Dscussions, final exam


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Theory of security

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

Reading of scientific literature.

State threats. Geopolitics influence on security and foreign policy.

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

Reading of scientific literature.

Non-proliferation and Arms Control Policy

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

presentation

World Order. State power policy and alternatives

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

presentation

Foreign and security policy and its implementation

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

discussion

Strategies of foreign and security policy of small and powerful states

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

presentation

Collective security and defense. International organisations

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

presentation

Conflicts and war theory. How international organisations regulate conflicts

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

6

14

discussion

Assesment

2

2

Overall

16

0

32

0

0

0

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During the semester

2 points: Participates actively, answers the questions, formulates problems and questions, provides critical feedback. 1 point: participates actively, answers the questions. 0 points: barely participates in a discussion or missed more than 1/3 of the seminars.

Participation in debates

30

During the semester

3 points: Application is prepared according to the requirements. Social-creative project is implemented in a specific institution. 2 points: Application is prepared according to the requirements. Social-creative project is implemented in a specific institution, but there are some minor mistakes. 1 point: Application is prepared not according to the requirements. Social-creative project is implemented in a specific institution. 0 balų – Application is not prepared, project is not implemented.

Examination

50

During the term-time

Test will have 30 close and open questions. Correct answer is score up 1 point (except open questions, for it score up 3 points. Students need score up minimum 16 points to pass the exam.