Available courses

This course introduces students to migration issues as they relate to development within national, regional and international spheres of governance.

The course aims to introduce students to the key concepts in the study of security. It discusses security actors, their environment as well as the approaches to the study of security. The course further seeks to demonstrate that security is a broad concept that affects every facet of human existence. Hence the levels of analysis that are emphasized in the course range from the individual to the collective in a bid to, inter alia, explain human security, regime security, military security, economic security, environmental security, energy security and cyber security.

One key component of the course relates to the need to understand how social issues can gradually get securitized as they gain more and more security interest.

The main aim of SSS 1105 is to introduce the theories of social organisation and other key concepts so that the learner is able to explain social conflict as a potential source of insecurity among different groups and people in society. This will then develop in students an appreciation of the role played by sociology in understanding events and issues in society

The aim of this course is to provide students with a systematic interdisciplinary study of the causes of violent conflicts and the conditions of peace with an emphasis on peace building and reconciliation

Many organisations today face many challeneges as they manage their workforce. Some organisations are downisizing while others are outsourcing and other restructuring and recruiting. The course therefore introduces students to the concepts and practices of human resource management, and its functions: how to manage people as an important resource in the organisations, how to motivate employees for optimal organisational perfomance.

This course is designed to introduce students to conflict management. The course proceeds on the premise that effective transformation of conflict situations hinges on the ability to internalize prevention, resolution and management in such a manner that is permanent and trusted by parties in conflict.

This course is designed to examine prevalent and emerging security issues that arise from regional integration. The rationale is to demonstrate that state security is, to some extent, determined by the power configuration of the region within which it exists. How security challenges are handled at such a regional level has a far reaching impact on the internal as well as external cohesion of individual states.

This course is designed to introduce the environment of public policy in order to acquaint students with the nature and dynamics of contemporary public policy making. Taking into consideration challenges, uncertainties and resource constraints facing government, the course provides a framework for understanding how governments respond to policy problems and how such decisions affect the public.

This course engages with key debates about the dilemmas of third world development. At the core of this analysis is the quest to understand the locus of security in development discourses. The course hinges on the assumption that holistic development can only take place in a secure and stable environment, hence the need to interrogate the salience of security in the development agenda.

The primary goal of this course is to equip students with skills to design and conduct a systematic and credible study of phenomena within social sciences for the advancement of their scholarship and practice of research.

The aim of this course is to introduce the theory and practice of relations between states in the world. The course examines the motivations of cooperation and conflict among nations in order to relate with key issues, problems and opportunities surrounding the contemporary world order. It explores concepts such as state sovereignty, balance of power, national interest, foreign policy and diplomacy in order to explain the context of relations between and among states. It adopts an integrative approach that benefits from the interaction of classical paradigms of international relations and contemporary statecraft.

The course introduces students to the foundations of political theory. It traces the development of theory and thought in politics by exploring competing perspectives of politics. It interacts with leading classical philosophical and contemporary works on such themes as liberty, justice, equality, democracy, political ideologies, human rights and civil disobedience to keep students up-to-speed on the key issues and debates at the heart of the conceptualization of modern politics.

To introduce fundamental concepts and principles of politics and the art of government in order to equip students with cutting edge knowledge regarding the operations of governments.

The course introduces students to elements of Disaster Management at national and global levels. It achieves this by providing an understanding of the context, culture and opportunities for effective Disaster Management in relation to pre-disaster protective functions, disaster management and post-disaster recovery functions.

This course aims to introduce students to the concepts, history and theories of arms control and non-proliferation in International Law and International Relations as well as familiarize students with arms control and disarmament treaties including approaches and challenges to arms control and disarmament.

This course discusses critical issues relating to public safety and security. Specifically, the course examines the laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the provision of public safety. The course further discusses the challenges that public safety agencies and institutions deal with especially with regard to emergency response. To understand these issues and themes, the student will explore the political system, the role of central and local governments, bureaucratic politics and power, ethics and the various theories of administration that guide public managers in the provision and administration of public safety.

Leadership and management introduces students to basic principles of leadership, management and organisational theory. Students will appreciate the basic principles of leadership and management and how these principles can be applied in the security sector

The course is aimed at introducing a gendered approach to security sector reform. Taking into account the rapidly changing global context of security, the course reflects on the theory and practice of security sector reforms in the 21st century by adopting a gendered lens. The course achieves this by interacting with traditional as well as emerging themes of security in order to set the context for understanding the role of gender in security sector processes of developing countries.

Welcome to the fourth module in English Language.  This module is a quarter unit for the English course you will study in the second semester of your first year.  This quarter unit is called Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology.  You have some idea of what phonetics and phonology is all about from your Introduction to Language module.  This module will build on that knowledge to equip you with additional knowledge of phonetics and phonology.

This course provides background and the theories that promoted the European Novel. This unit will also cover origins and development of the European novel as an art form, and the predecessors of the European Novel.

Welcome to Language and Gender as a course which is initially within the broad study of Sociolinguistics. The course has some aspects that you are already familiar with since you covered them in Sociolinguistics, a course you were exposed to during your Second Year of study. You were introduced to the definition of sociolinguistics as ‘the study of language and society’ and so, Language and Gender lies within the same area that is, how the society reflects aspects of gender through language. In simple terms, how males and females use language signalling their different roles.

Creative writing covers a wide range of writing expertise. It includes works of fiction such as short-stories, also known as short narratives; novels; poetry; plays for the stage radio and television; children’s stories; flash fiction; magazine; newsletters; journal and newspaper articles; biographies and autobiographies and poetry. Any kind of writing involves concept development and ideation, research, planning, drafting, writing, editing and revising.