- Become familiar with the concepts, definitions and narratives in the field based on readings and lectures
- Conduct research into environment and security with respect to a particular topic
- Be able to critically evaluate trends and concepts and apply knowledge gained in the course to concrete issues
Students will achieve an understanding of advanced concepts in environment and security, the semantics of environment and security discourse, the political tendency towards securitization, the state of the art of transboundary governance of natural resources, and environment in conflict. They will examine norms and standards, and both cooperative and contested mechanisms for increasing knowledge and experience related to the environment in times of peace, in times of conflict, and in post-conflict situations.
The course will follow a seminar format, in which students are expected to participate in in-class discussion. This makes preparation essential, which at a minimum entails the required readings. In addition, other learning tools may be used, including role-plays and group work.