International relations 320

Module code IPL 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Security and strategic studies
A study of traditional and contemporary approaches to security and strategy. Attention is paid to new theories on war, security and strategy; military and non-military security issues and threats; the national security of developing states; as well as the relationship between policy, strategy and tactics. The latter includes an introductory overview of the nature, levels, patterns, forms and instruments of strategy, and the laws of war. The national, regional and continental security situation in Africa and modes of multilateral security cooperation in particular are analysed, also in relation to extra-continental trends. Regarding the aforesaid, emphasis is placed on the legal and institutional framework, national security policy and strategic posture of South Africa.

Module credits 30.00
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites PTO 111, 120, IPL 210(GS), PTO 220(GS), PTO 310(GS)
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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