Master of Science in Criminology & Strategic Studies
CSS. 701 Modern strategic thought
CSS. 702 Defense and internal security management
CSS. 707 Research project
CSS 710 Seminar in Criminology I
Elective Courses: Any one of the following:
CSS. 704 Advanced public policy analysis
CSS. 705 Comparative development strategies
CSS. 706 Management of strategies resources.
CSS 745 Seminar on Criminology II
CSS. 701 Modern Strategic Thought 1 &11 (4 Units)
This course is meant to familiarize the students with not only the contemporary problems of international peace and security, but also the main trends in the evolution of modern strategic thought and some of the leading strategic thinkers who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the subject. The course has three main aspects as shown below:
Evolution of modern strategic thought: to deal with the main trends in the development of modern strategic thought and the main strategic thinkers
Technology and modern strategy: to concentrate on the major developments in military technology and their impacts on contemporary strategic issues and modern warfare.
Theories of international peace and security: the theories to be discussed under this aspect of the course include both the coercive and non-coercive theories of international peace and security, such as appeasement and deterrence, disarmament and arms control, crisis management, alliances and collective security, self-determination and world economic harmonization.
CSS. 702 Defenses and Internal Security Management I & II (4
This course covers defense and security management not only at national levels, but also the management of security of institutions and organizations within the state. In this sense, defense and security are being conceived in broad terms to include the security of the nation as well as that of the individuals, institutions and organizations within it. Issues to be covered include the following:
Approaches to national defense and internal security management: the coercive and non-coercive approaches; Institutional and organizational security management; Management of national defense apparatus; the Armed forces, as well as the private security organizations. Impact of modern technology on national defense; and internal security management in selected states.
CSS. 703 Thesis (9 Units)
A dissertation of about 20,000 words on defense and security-related topics is an additional requirement for the M.Sc. in strategic studies. Research work on the dissertation is done under the close supervision of one or two members of staff with relevant experience in the student’s chosen topics.
CSS. 704 Advanced public policy analysis (4 Units)
- Theories of public policy analysis;
- Mythologies for analysis public policy;
- The policy- making process, including the determinants of public policy;
- Institutional provision for public policy-making.
CSS 710 Seminar Presentations on Criminology I (4 Units)
The focus of this seminar should be on activities and actions on crime and criminal justice and topics such as comparative penology, global policing, international human rights laws, international criminal justice and genocide
CSS. 705 Comparative Development Strategies (4 Units)
- Theories of development;
- The political economy of development;
- Infrastructures for accelerated development;
- Different modes of development (capital, socialist, mixed grill, etc).
- Development trends/ patterns in third world countries;
- Obstacles to development in the third world
- Different approaches to the acquisition of technology; and
- Development strategies in selected counties
CSS. 706 Management of strategic resources (4 Units)
- Definition of strategic resources;
- Analysis of some of the major strategic resources;
- The main suppliers and users major strategic resources;
- The inequality in supplies/ user relationship;
- Approach to redressing this inequality such, as through collective price bargaining in- source utilization, promotion of R &D among supplier
- The importance of proper information management; and
- Analysis and of the state of the art in modern information technology
CSS 745 Seminar Presentations on Criminology II (4 Units)
The focus of this seminar should be on the legality behind euthanasia, penal process, issues in global crime, global criminal law, human rights, philosophy and theory behind criminal law, criminalization, organized crime and corruption, cyber law and more.
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