The course looks at security in a complex and holistic way, extending its traditional notion towards human security, which will also be discussed in a critical manner, with nothing taken for granted. Numerous aspects and instances of security posing questions and problems across the African continent will be analysed. Students will develop skills in the geopolitical analysis of security-related issues. They will acquire knowledge about the complexity of security in the international system in general, and its multi-faceted nature in different corners of Africa in particular. They will refine their presentation skills and develop persuasive speech techniques.