In this course we will examine the concept of security from the lens of social justice, that is, with attention to the risks posed to security by inequitable access to wealth, health, well-being, justice and opportunity. Unit 1 will concentrate on security and the body (immunization, access to care); Unit 2, security and the local community (role of women in society, social capital and social entrepreneurship); Unit 3, security and the state (gender in politics, women terrorists, privacy and cyber security); and Unit 4, security and the world (population mobility, sustainability and environment).

Dans ce cours, nous examinerons le concept de la sécurité en portant notre attention vers les risques que représente un accès inéquitable à la répartition des richesses, aux soins médicaux, au bien-être, à la justice. Le module 1 se concentrera sur la sécurité et le corps (vaccination, accès aux soins médicaux); le module 2, sécurité et communauté (rôle des femmes dans la société, capital social et entrepreneuriat social); le module 3, sécurité et Etat (genre dans la politique, femmes terroristes, vie privée et cybersécurité); et le module 4, sécurité et monde (mobilité de populations, durabilité et environnement).

Students will be assessed on the following:

• The creation and maintenance of a Middcreate website to showcase coursework

• Written compositions (5), 2 versions each

• Zoom conversations (3) on course themes with a Masters student at the University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli

• In-class presentations (2)

• Vocabulary quizzes (4)

• Final live essay, using Camtasia or iMovie

• Cahier and self-evaluation

Other course requirements include continuous and spontaneous participation both in class and online, and general preparedness for class each day (completion of daily assignments such as readings, reading responses, resumes of Radio France Internationale news stories, and so on).

This course will be conducted entirely in French, and all texts studied will be in French. Required language proficiency: ACTFL Intermediate-low to Intermediate-mid.

10:00am-11:50am on Friday at MRSE B108 (Jan 28, 2019 to May 17, 2019)
2:00pm-3:50pm on Tuesday, Thursday at MRSE B109 (Jan 28, 2019 to May 17, 2019)
Morse B108