Risk and Uncertainty in a Connected World
The course provides in-depth analysis of key security domains – e.g. finance, health, climate and ‘cyber’. Students will consider the extent to which prevailing approaches to risk analysis and risk management confront deep challenges associated with technological innovation, extreme connectivity and ’non-linear’ dynamics in natural, human and virtual systems. The course pays attention to the ways in which the security domains have become key sites for thinking about the emergence of prevailing uncertainty and the extent to which that uncertainly can be (a) transformed into calculable risk and/or (b) brought within the control of human agents. By devoting a block of the course to the included security domains in turn, students will discuss and analyze their common features and distinctive dynamics.
The course constitutes 7,5 ECTS credits.
Security Risk Management
Only open for students from MSc in Security Risk Management
The course is unfortunately not for exchange students.
- master key debates about risk, uncertainty and the dilemmas of managing non-linear systems.
- identify the particular dynamics and problems in different risk and security domains, as well as their common features.
- diagnose challenges in specific risk domains where a mixture of rapid technological change, extreme connectivity and prevailing uncertainty have become normal features.
- select theories and methods relevant to particular risk domains and conduct critical analysis within and across these 17
- work creatively and effectively on solutions suited to the demands of complex and non-linear systems
- head and coordinate efforts within particular risk and security domains
Classes will consist of a mixture of mini-lectures, small group exercises (including problem-oriented discussions and role-play simulations) and plenary presentations/discussions.
Course literature is a syllabus of 900 pages set by the lecturer and approved by the Board of Studies.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Type of assessment details
- Free written assignment
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
Criteria for achieving the goals:
- Grade 12 is given for an outstanding performance: the student lives up to the course's goal description in an independent and convincing manner with no or few and minor shortcomings
- Grade 7 is given for a good performance: the student is confidently able to live up to the goal description, albeit with several shortcomings
- Grade 02 is given for an adequate performance: the minimum acceptable performance in which the student is only able to live up to the goal description in an insecure and incomplete manner
Single subject courses (day)
- Class Instruction
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Study Board for Security Risk Management
- Department of Political Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Anders Esmark (2-686c47706d7a35727c356b72)
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