Singapore University of Social Sciences

Economic Security and Culture

Economic Security and Culture (SEC335)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


The study of cultures and their economies are important in security studies. The focus of economic security and culture is to examine the ways in which economic security underpins different cultures in modern states. The course evaluates traditional and modern cultures and the bases of their economic security in such countries as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Culture and Society
  • Economic Survival
  • Political Survival
  • Cultural Gatekeepers
  • Tradition and Modernity
  • Selected Issues in Economic Security and Culture

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the different concepts of culture and society.
  • Differentiate how states manage cultures.
  • Appraise concepts used in security studies in terms of economic security.
  • Experiment with different ideas of economic security.
  • Analyze political culture and politics.
  • Evaluate politics and culture in Asia.
  • Evaluate politics and economics in Asia.
  • Assess the politics of cultural and social media in terms of security studies.
  • Debate the position of economic security and state security.
  • Examine national identity and culture in Southeast Asia.
  • Compare cultures and states.
  • Apply security studies concepts in groupwork on economic security and culture.
  • Compose ideas about economic security and culture.
  • Demonstrate competence in academic writing (political science).
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