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Entrance Requirements | Subject by year | Course Description | Executive Programmes | Members of Staff

   
   

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SSEN 1101 ENGLISH COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The learner will acquire basic understanding of the communication process both oral and written and its role in academics. Students will acquire study skills, speaking skills, listening skills, reading skills and writing skills that can be applied in their academic work and workplace.

 

SSIT 1102 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

The course introduces students to computer basics and their use. Knowledge gained will assist students in writing assignments and compiling reports, analysing data, produce powerpoint presentations and internet search.

 

SSST 1103 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

The course introduces basic mathematics and probability upon which statistical inference relies. Knowledge gained will help students understand sampling and statistical inference procedures and analytical techniques, as backbone for understanding applied statistics and application in research.

 

SSSGE 1104 INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES

The learner will acquire knowledge of fundamentals of Geographical Positioning System, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems and computer-based graphical methods of data input and analysis. Knowledge gained will help students apply the skills acquired to research, planning, problem solving and locating areas, points and vectors on maps.

 

SSPY 1105 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

The course is an introduction to major concepts and issues in Social Psychology. Knowledge acquired will help students understand the role that Social Psychology plays in understanding oneself and others in order in order to be efficient and effective security officers.

 

SSNS 1106 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

The course will assist the learner to acquire knowledge through identification of wider security issues as a core module. The processes of formulating the security strategy and conflict resolution and management shall provide the foundation for dealing with the emerging complex conflicts of the modern world at different security levels.

 

SSDP 1201 INTRODUCTION TO DEMOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.

The course will assist the learner to acquire knowledge of the nature of the interaction between human beings and the physical environment. Knowledge gained from the course will form a basis for understanding environmental security and later courses.

 

SSEC 1202 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS

The course provides an overview of the basic knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics concepts and their application in security. Knowledge acquired from the course will form a basis for understanding a later course in defense and security economics.

 

SSIL 1203 INTRODUCTION TO LAW

The leaner will acquire knowledge of the general principles of law. Knowledge gained will provide a basis for understanding military law, criminal law and international humanitarian law.

 

SSLM 1204 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Knowledge gained will enable the leaner understand concepts of leadership, management, supervisory roles, time management and interpersonal skills. Knowledge gained will enable the learner become an effective leader, manager and communicator.

 

SS PT 1205 POLITICAL THEORY AND THOUGHT

The learner will acquire knowledge of the evolution of western political thought and its relevance in the modern world. Knowledge acquired will help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills. The course will also help the learner understand political systems and their influence on the military.

 

SSSDE 2301 SECURITY, DEMOGRAPHY AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

The course builds on demography and the physical environment. The course is designed to assist the learner understands, analyse and manage security issues arising from the interaction between the physical environment (earth, oceans and atmosphere) and demography.

 

SSTE 2302 TERRORISM I

The course will assist the learner to have deeper insight into the origins, causes, motives, types and techniques and also emerging theories that have helped shape modern terrorism.

 

SSSL 2303 SECURITY LAW

The learner will acquire knowledge of understanding the use of force as rule of law, principles of International Law, Criminal Law, Administrative law and their application in the Security Sector.

 

SSCM 2304 CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS

The learner will acquire knowledge of understanding mechanism of civilian control of the military and the resulting social and political effects, impact of democracy on civil military relations and models of civil military relation.

 

SSIN 2305 INTELLIGENCE

The course will assist the learner to acquire broader knowledge of intelligence, its processes of collection up to dissemination, types, levels and the importance of intelligence and counter intelligence to both corporate and security sectors.

 

SSCR 2401 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

The course is designed to assist the learner acquire knowledge and skills in methods of conflict resolution and conflict management.

 

SSDM 2402 DISASTER MANAGEMENT

The course will assist the learner to gain knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness and management, risk management and emergency management.

 

SSNS 2403 NATURE OF SECURITY

As a core module, the course will enable the learner acquire knowledge of understanding the wider and complex issues associated with traditional and non traditional security drawn from the bigger picture through security and political risk analysis. This shall culminate in highlighting the broader context of geopolitics, the levels and strategies of individual countries, international organisations and regional blocs as tools for conflict management and resolution.

 

SSPP 2404 PUBLIC POLICY

The learner will acquire knowledge of understanding public policy development, policy analysis, public policy processes, characteristics and problems of Malawi’s public policies and ways of improving policy. Knowledge gained will form a basis for understanding public policy content in both developed and underdeveloped countries.

 

SSHRM 2405 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The course will enable the learner acquire knowledge and skills necessary in human resource planning, selection and recruitment, training and development and maintenance and protection of human resource.

 

SSSO 3501 SOCIOLOGY

The learner will acquire knowledge of understanding the nature of institutional stability and change and the nature of sociology. This will enable the learner understand and analyse public management systems, their organisational cultures and theory. The learner will also understand why institutional transitional processes are delayed and analyse them in the broader context of sociological theory.

 

SSTE 3502 TERRORISM II

The course builds on terrorism I. The course will enable the learner acquire knowledge of understanding the major issues associated with modern terrorism. The learner will acquire knowledge and skills necessary in developing response plans (proactive and reactive) and strategies to counter terrorism.

 

SSIR 3503 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The learner will gain knowledge and understand issues of globalisation, international organisations, foreign policy and diplomacy and the global political economy.

 

SSSE 3504 DEFENSE AND SECURITY ECONOMICS

The course builds on skills and knowledge gained from economics. The course will enable the learner understand the relevance of macroeconomics in security, perspectives on Economics and Security in Africa and the role of security in the national economy.

 

SSSM 3505 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The course will enable students acquire knowledge and skills in strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation and control and to think strategically about a company or business.

 

SSAS 3601 APPLIED STATISTICS

The course will assist the learner build on knowledge and skills gained from introduction to statistics. The course will enable students analyse and process data using computer programs such as SPSS in research, business and economics, and understand the role of statistics in decision making processes.

 

SSAC 3602 ARMS CONTROL AND PROLIFERATION

The course will help students make informed judgements about armaments, prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction and arms control and apply the knowledge gained in national and regional security in dealing with control of arms and weapons of mass destruction.

 

SSNM 3603 NATIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT

The course will assist the students to identify security threats and challenges at both national and regional levels and skills of managing the security challenges and threats. The course will also assist the leaner acquire knowledge of understanding security policies and their impact on the national security sector.

 

SSGIS 3604 GIS APPLICATIONS

The course builds on knowledge and skills gained from Geography (GIS and survey). The course will enable students apply fundamentals of geographical information systems, cartography and remote sensing and spatial data in research, security sector operations and planning in various sectors of society such as public utility works and natural disasters(earthquakes).

 

SS RM 3605 RESEARCH METHODS

The course will enable students demonstrate an understanding of issues and techniques in social science research, proposal writing, measurement and data collection strategies and their application in both qualitative research and quantitative research methods. Knowledge gained will help students in their final year research projects.

 

SSPS 470ID PUBLIC SECURITY

The course will assist the learner to understand problem and prevention of terrorism, loss prevention programs and counter measures against crime/ criminals, types of investigations and risk management.

 

SSDA 4702 DECISION ANALYSIS

The course introduces the learner to procedures that assist the decision maker in dealing with decision problems and finding creative solutions to decision problems. Knowledge gained from the course will assist the learner apply the methods in different managerial and personal decision making contexts.

 

SSPM 4703 PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

The course will develop knowledge and skills in the planning, implementation and management of projects. The course is also designed to deepen the learners understanding of the processes, strategies and issues involved in project management.

 

SSPP 4704 PUBLIC POLICY II

The learner will acquire in depth knowledge and skills in policy decision making, policy implementation, programme and project management, public policy implementation, policy evaluation, policy dynamics and policy analysis in government.

 

SSRI 4705 REGIONAL INTEGRATION

The course will enable the learner understand and identify arising contemporary issues affecting Malawi in relation to policies of regional and global institutions. Knowledge gained will be used by the learner to appreciate the impact and critically analyse issues of regional integration and cooperation on the wider security sector.

 

SSC 4801 CRIMINOLOGY

The learner will gain knowledge of the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, enforcement of the law and the judicial and correctional systems. The course will help learners develop skills in research and critical analysis and apply them in the military sector.

 

SSMD 4802 MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The learner will gain knowledge of understanding key issues in international and internal migration and how they affect developing countries and their development. The course also enables the learner understand social and economic impacts of migration policies and practices.

 

SSCM 4803 CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT

The course will assist the learner to acquire knowledge of understanding forms, programs, polices and functions of correctional facilities in relation to the criminal justice system as a way of controlling criminal behaviour and ways of improving current correctional facilities.

 

SSAST 4804 ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WAR

The course is an introduction of the development of war as an art, science and technology. Knowledge gained will help students understand the evolution of warfare.

 

SSPS 4805 PEACE STUDIES

The course builds on the knowledge acquired from conflict resolution and management. The course takes on a multidisplinary approach to equip students with knowledge and skills in peace building and reconciliation and prevention of violent conflict.

 

SSRS 4806 RISK AND CORPORATE SECURITY MANAGEMENT

The learner will gain knowledge and skill in risk assessment and analysis and social, political and cultural issues in corporate security management. The leaner will be able to effectively manage capital, technological and human resources issues associated with the security function in a corporate entity.

 

SSHL 4807 INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

The course will assist the learner understand the basic principles of International Law and the application of International Humanitarian Law in contemporary society. The course will also enable students to develop skills in critical, logical and structured reasoning within context of International Humanitarian Law.

 


   
       
       
       
       
     
         
 
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