Human Security

For this final assignment, students will choose from a number of case studies uploaded into the Lesson for Week 7  and write a four to five page paper relevant to this case study. Options for case studies include: Lake Victoria Region, Liberia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Rwanda, Chiapas, and Gaza. In this paper, students will choose a human security problem from their selected case study and complete a mapping (in either outline or diagram form) of a human security problem, to include economic, political, environmental, and social factors at the individual, group, national, regional, international, and global levels (as outlined in the assignment sheet).

This mapping can be made in diagram or outline form and should be no longer than 2 pages. I have uploaded two diagrams to this assignment sheet to assist you with this mapping. The remaining 2-3 pages of your paper should include an introductory paragraph which briefly summarizes your case study, followed by an analysis relevant to the following questions:

1. How do economic, political, environmental, and social factors contribute to this human security problem?
2. How does this human security problem compound economic, political, environmental, and social issues?
3. What new human security issues have or are likely to result (if any)?
4. Why is it important to take a multi-faceted, multi-level approach to addressing human security problems?

Please include section headings/subtitles for each of the questions noted above so you and I can easily pinpoint exactly where you have answered each question. Students are expected to conduct some research in support of their analysis. Don’t forget to wrap up your conclusions in a closing paragraph. Papers should be formatted pursuant to Turabian Style and should be written in Times New Roman or Arial font, with sentencing doublespaced. Students should include in-text citations and a list of sources. Please save your work in a Word file, attach to the assignment sheet, and submit for grading by midnight on Sunday of Week 8.