Singapore University of Social Sciences

Economic Security and Culture (SEC335)

Synopsis

The study of cultures and their economies are important in security studies. The focus of economic security and culture is to examine the ways in which economic security underpins different cultures in modern states. The course evaluates traditional and modern cultures and the bases of their economic security in such countries as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Culture and Society
  • Economic Survival
  • Political Survival
  • Cultural Gatekeepers
  • Tradition and Modernity
  • Selected Issues in Economic Security and Culture

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the different concepts of culture and society.
  • Differentiate how states manage cultures.
  • Appraise concepts used in security studies in terms of economic security.
  • Experiment with different ideas of economic security.
  • Analyze political culture and politics.
  • Evaluate politics and culture in Asia.
  • Evaluate politics and economics in Asia.
  • Assess the politics of cultural and social media in terms of security studies.
  • Debate the position of economic security and state security.
  • Examine national identity and culture in Southeast Asia.
  • Compare cultures and states.
  • Apply security studies concepts in groupwork on economic security and culture.
  • Compose ideas about economic security and culture.
  • Demonstrate competence in academic writing (political science).
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