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IT MAY BE CHANGED OR UPDATED WITHOUT FORMAL NOTICE THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR.
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Content
DEAR SSMS STUDENT ................................................................................................. 3
ADMISSION, ENROLMENT AND ACADEMIC OPTIONS ........................................................... 4
  ADMISSION.................................................................................................................................... 4
  ENROLMENT .................................................................................................................................. 4
ACADEMIC EXCHANGE / STUDY ABROAD ......................................................................... 5
  THUAS MISSION............................................................................................................................. 5
  COURSE INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... 5
  STUDENT PREREQUISITES .................................................................................................................. 5
  EXCHANGE PARTNER SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019 ..............................................6
  APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR EXCHANGE AND FREEMOVER SLOTS ................................................................. 6
CAREER PROSPECTS .................................................................................................. 9
CENTURIA STUDY ASSOCIATION.................................................................................. 11
THE FACULTY ........................................................................................................ 13
SSMS… IN FOUR YEARS ............................................................................................. 18
  PROGRAMME STRUCTURE ................................................................................................................. 18
  PROGRAMME OVERVIEW................................................................................................................... 18
  PROGRAMME CURRICULUM ............................................................................................................... 19
  YEAR 1 - Introducing Safety and Security ..................................................................... 20
    Semester 1 - Module 1 ........................................................................................ 20
    Semester 1 - Module 2 ........................................................................................ 21
    Semester 2 - Module 3 ........................................................................................ 22
    Semester 2 - Module 4 ........................................................................................ 24
    Track Courses ................................................................................................... 25
  YEAR 2............................................................................................................... 28
    Module 5: Safety and Citizenship ........................................................................... 28
    Module 6: Industrial Safety .................................................................................. 30
    Module 7: Managing Disasters and Crises .................................................................. 32
    Module 8: International Perspectives on Safety and Security ......................................... 34
    Track Courses ................................................................................................... 36
  YEAR 3............................................................................................................... 37
    Module 9 & 10: Minors ........................................................................................ 37
    Module 11: Innovations in Safety and Security ........................................................... 39
    Module 12: Rethinking Safety and Security ............................................................... 41
  YEAR 4............................................................................................................... 43
    Final Graduation Phase ....................................................................................... 43
A PPENDICES 1 - 5 ................................................................................................. 44
APPENDIX 1: EDUCATION PROGRAMME (OLP)................................................................. 45
APPENDIX 2: COMPETENCIES ..................................................................................... 54
APPENDIX 3: SSMS BOOK LIST .................................................................................... 55
  YEAR 1 ............................................................................................................... 56
  YEAR 2 ............................................................................................................... 59
  YEAR 3 ............................................................................................................... 61
APPENDIX 4: ACADEMIC CALENDAR ............................................................................. 63
APPENDIX 5: THUAS CAMPUS LOCATION ....................................................................... 65
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Dear SSMS Student,
Welcome to Safety and Security Management Studies (SSMS) at the Hague University of Applied
Sciences!

Safety and security are high on the agenda in our contemporary global community. In recent years,
the idea took hold that apparently isolated incidents such as the airline disaster on Tenerife, the
Heizel tragedy, the Dutroux case, the explosion in the fireworks plant in Enschede and the political
assassination of Theo van Gogh, could actually be regarded as symptoms of a more fundamental, all-
encompassing global problem of an increasing lack of safety and security.

Additional risks and threats, such as petty crime, societal problems resulting from rapid migration,
road safety, and environmental problems, became part of the “insecurity frame” as well as the scope
of solutions provided within the concept of integrated safety and security.

Today there is an increasing need for professionals with the ability to translate this very concept into
everyday practice in specific, local contexts, in view of the many different types of safety and security
challenges that had been (or still need to be) identified. Such specialists in safety and security
management would be capable of working in a broad range of professional settings. They try to solve
issues by taking into account different viewpoints and applying a range of diverse methodologies,
whether they work for government institutions, larger commercial enterprises, not- for-profit
organisations, or security companies.

Throughout the SSMS programme you will learn about these various angles and issues by exploring
academic source material, practising skills in workshops, and working in teams during projects. Of
course, you will also enjoy the support of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of lecturers to
help you along the way. Finally, this Prospectus aims to guide you through the programme providing
information on course content and reading material amongst others.

We hope it will serve you well, and that you will enjoy the upcoming academic year.

Sincerely,

The SSMS Team
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Admission, Enrolment and Academic Options

Admission
THUAS will need to assess your secondary school certificate before we decide on your eligibility. In
order to make sure your certificate is judged fairly THUAS works together with NUFFIC, an organisation
specialised in comparing international qualifications. One of the main eligibility criteria is for you to
have at least one of the following subjects: mathematics, economics, or business studies.

Since our international Bachelor programmes are taught entirely in English you will need a good
command of the English language, both spoken and written. Bachelor candidates who were educated
in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (except for Quebec), Australia,
New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam
subject) stated on the website’s diploma list (see link below), need not take an English proficiency
test. All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL (Test of
English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or
Cambridge ESOL (CAE/CPE) certificate to the Enrolment Center.

If you do not meet the minimum entrance requirements, and you are 21 years or older, the Admission
Test 21+ offers you the opportunity to still be admitted to the bachelor programme of your choice.

Detailed information about application requirements can be found here:

https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/study-choice/admissions-and-finances/application-
requirements

Enrolment
All prospective students have to apply for enrolment via Studielink:

https://app.studielink.nl/front-office/#52

It is important to read the detailed information on enrolment. This information can be found here:

https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/study-choice/admissions-and-finances

Study Skills and Academic Advice
In Semester 1 (Modules 1 and 2) of Year 1 of the SSMS programme, optional non-credit workshops on
different study skills are offered. The workshops are open to all students. Possible topics to be
included this year are how to cope with academic reading and writing, how to manage your time and
set realistic goals, how to prepare efficiently and effectively for exams, how to cope with stress, and
how to create a positive study environment.

All students in the SSMS programme also have access to academic and career advice, and to
information on school and department policies and regulations. Contact Mr. Rick Arons
(f.k.arons@hhs.nl) for more details.

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Academic Exchange / Study Abroad

THUAS mission
The mission of THUAS is to prepare students to be global citizens. Students who are interculturally
competent demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive in a world characterised
by global mobility and social, culture, economic, political and environmental interconnectivity. Global
citizenship reflects an awareness and appreciation of diverse people, cultures and environments
throughout the world and the ability to manage this interconnectedness harmoniously and
productively.

Course Information
Studying abroad for one semester, provides students the experience in order to become a global
citizen and therefore underlines the THUAS mission.
In this section you will find the goals of the outbound student Exchange, the available ꞌslotsꞌ
(placements) with the partner universities, the requirements and the application procedure. If you
choose to study at a non-partner university please refer to the requirements as a ꞌfree moverꞌ. In
technical terms such an exchange qualifies as a Minor/Elective in the SSMS Program and Exam
Regulations (PER), thus is valid for 30 ECTS.

More information can be found at:

https://dehaagsehogeschool.sharepoint.com/sites/StudentServices/SitePages/Internati
onal(1).aspx?web=1

www.wilweg.nl/english-information?icn=metanavigatie&ici=english-information

http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/study-mobility_en.htm

Student Prerequisites
The student should meet the following requirements in order to qualify for the outbound Exchange
program. The student must also comply with the procedure as specified below.

The student must be enrolled in the SSMS programme, and must remain enrolled for the full period
of the exchange. Grading and assessment remain subject to the partner university regulations. The
final responsibility lies with Exam Board and the SSMS programme (THUAS).

The student must have successfully completed Year 1 (propaedeutic year), i.e. obtained all of its 60
ECTS credits. Furthermore, the student must obtain min. 50 ECTS in Year 2 before the start of the
exchange period. If the student does not have 50 ECTS in Year 2 his/her application can be withdrawn.

Finally, it is the student’s responsibility to have sufficient financial means to go on exchange, including
necessary insurance.

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Exchange Partner Slots Available for Academic Year 2020/2021*
  Country             University                            Website                           No. of    No. of
                                                                                              Slots /   Semesters
                                                                                              Year
  Japan               Ritsumeikan          Asia   Pacific   http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/         1         1
                      University

  UK                  Lincoln University                    https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/   1         1

  Spain               Universidad          Europea    de    http://valencia.universidadeurope 2         1
                      Valencia                              a.es/

  United              Metropolitan State                    https://msudenver.edu/            1         1
  States of           University Denver
  America
  THUAS               Brazil,   China,    Czech             https://dehaagsehogeschool.shar
  partners            Republic, Finland, Hong               epoint.com/sites/StudentService
                      Kong, Spain, South Korea,             s/SitePages/UNEP-–-University-
                      Taiwan, UK, Uruguay, USA              wide-Nomination-Exchange-
                                                            Process.aspx

*may be subject to change due to covid-related circumstances
---

N.B. Please note that the number of credits the student obtains will be converted into the
     equivalent number of ECTS credits, rounded off in full numbers.

Application Procedure for Exchange and Freemover Slots
Study with partner universities
Application procedure
The application for studying abroad is a lengthy procedure.

Students who wish to participate in the outbound exchange with a partner university must indicate
the following:

                   1. choice of exchange university;
                   2. short explanation for motivation;
                   3. number of ECTS in Year 1 and 2 at the moment of applying;

Email this to Dr. Marc-Olivier Del Grosso (m.o.delgrosso@hhs.nl) and to the Faculty Coordinator for
Student Exchange, Ms. Irene van der Wal (i.m.v.vanderwal@hhs.nl).

Application to the ‘host’ university
Each student who has been granted an exchange slot should ensure that he/she fulfil the appropriate
application procedure of the host university. The student will be advised on this by the faculty
exchange coordinator Ms. Irene van der Wal.

Be aware that most application procedures at the host university must be usually finalised by the 1st
of April. Exchange preparations will take considerable time and effort on the student’s part (including
visa requirements, if applicable, etc.).

Financial considerations
If the student has been selected for exchange with THUAS partners, the regular tuition fee required
by the partner university will be waived for the selected student. Hence, only THUAS tuition fee is
applicable. However, please note that all other costs (travel, housing, books, etc.) must be borne by
the student. The student should make sure that he/she can financially afford the exchange that
he/she applies for.
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A student selected for exchange may apply for a scholarship. The Erasmus+ scholarship is available
for students travelling within Europe and The Holland Scholarship for those who spend an exchange
outside Europe. Refer to the website for details and deadlines:
https://dehaagsehogeschool.sharepoint.com/sites/StudentServices/SitePages/Scholarships(1).aspx

Upon return
The exchange university should provide the student and Exchange Coordinator with a certified grade
transcript of the student. It should clearly state the number of credits obtained by the student. If
applicable, it should also contain a legend and/or instructions as to how to convert the local credits
into ECTS credits for the purpose of the SSMS programme.

Study with THUAS partner universities
The Hague University has also THUAS-wide Exchange places available. Application for these places go
via Team Internationalisation:
https://dehaagsehogeschool.sharepoint.com/sites/ServicePlein/Gedeelde%20documenten/THUAS%20
wide%20exchange%20catalogue%202019_2020%20sem1.pdf

https://dehaagsehogeschool.sharepoint.com/sites/StudentServices/Gedeelde%20documenten/THUAS
%20wide%20exchange%20catalogue%202019_2020%20sem2.pdf

The places are meant for students who have completed at least their first year successfully and meet
any requirements that your programme has set to go on exchange. The rounds are run simultaneously
to any exchange programmes that (might) exist on your programme or faculty level. Please be aware
that next to the above you need to have an explicit approval of your programme to go on exchange
with a THUAS-wide partner.

Study with non-partner universities: freemovers
If there is no formal agreement on student exchange between your programme and/or the Faculty of
Public Management, Law & Safety and the university you wish to attend, you may be able to apply to
this university as a freemover. Going on a ‘study abroad’ semester as a freemover means that you
arrange your study abroad independently. In university terminology, freemovers can also be called
visiting students, fee-paying students or study abroad students.

You are free to choose your destination university. Universities that accept freemovers normally list
this on their website.

You will need to pay tuition fees to the host university, while remaining enrolled at The Hague
University of Applied Sciences, so you pay tuition fees to both institutions. Make sure that you attend
a recognised and accredited university and meet the course requirements that apply to regular
exchange students.
Please note that if we speak of non-partner universities it refers to non-partner universities of your
programme or the faculty Public Management, Law & Safety. Even if the chosen university has a
partnership with another THUAS programme outside our faculty, it is considered as a non-partner
university. Please be aware that you might be considered a freemover in order to avoid taking slots
from other programmes students.

  NB: Before embarking on a semester abroad as a freemover, approval from the Exam Board and
      faculty exchange coordinator is mandatory. Students cannot make direct contact with
      partner universities from other THUAS programmes, but need to communicate through the
      faculty exchange coordinator Ms. Irene van der Wal.

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A different application procedure applies to studying with a non-partner university: all students who
have arranged themselves for a study programme with the faculty of another, non-partner university
and who wish to have the corresponding credits count for the equivalent of exchange (30 ECTS credits)
in the SSMS programme, must obtain Exam Board approval prior to this study programme. You will
find the applicable procedure below.
Please note that students cannot make direct contact with partner universities from other THUAS
programmes, but need to communicate through the faculty exchange coordinator Ms. Irene van der
Wal.

The Exam Board will decide upon determining the following:
    the university of choice has been accredited under domestic law;
    the country/region of choice does not pose an unacceptable risk in terms of safety and health
       of the student.

Procedure
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for the study programme with the university of interest.

This entails:
    1. the student should receive approval from the university of interest;
    2. all the necessary practical arrangements for the study program need to be completed by the
        student (including financing, housing, etc.).

Please write a letter of application to Dr. Marc-Olivier Del Grosso indicating the following:

      1. Name of the university chosen;
      2. Contact details (email; telephone no.) of the responsible contact person for inbound students
         with the university’s faculty;
      3. (Preliminary) choice of courses, and the number of ECTS credits (or equivalent) these
         represent;
      4. Should the university of interest not apply ECTS, please provide for the official ECTS
         equivalence of the applicable host university credits in your application letter. This
         information may be obtained from the host university, the country’s ministry of education,
         from Nuffic (the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education),
         or other authority;
      5. Your number of ECTS in Year 1 and 2 at the moment of application.

The Exam Board aims at informing you of the decision within 10 working days.

Upon return
The same procedure as described for exchange partner universities applies.

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Career Prospects
The core of the professional practice is – in our vision – being of service to the public good. This is
also true when safety and security experts are active in the private sector. Safety and security are
always an issue of common concern and public interest not only in this sector, but also in trade and
industry. Our Faculty is located in The Hague, the international city for peace and safety, which offers
ample opportunities to look across borders.

Students are trained as integral safety and security experts, who as competent, young professionals
can facilitate integral collaboration between relevant parties dealing with safety issues. Young
professionals are active in the broad safety and security field as content experts, managers, advisers
or project leaders.

Future Career and Competencies
What are some of the career paths available to an SSMS graduate?
Your specialist field – focusing on an array of safety and security issues – offers a wide range of career
options. After all, this is a world where safety is no longer the sole responsibility of public institutions
such as the police force. Therefore, the list of potential employers is extensive. There is an ever-
increasing demand for professionals who are able to organise and manage safety- and security-related
elements in the work field.
On successful completion of the four-year programme, students can find jobs at:
• International organisations in the field of urban development and the quality of urban
  management
• International organisations in the area of conflict mediation
• International police and security organisations
• Local non-governmental organisations active in the area of urban safety
• National public organisations operating in the field of safety, such as the police force
• Government bodies at the local, regional, national and multi-national level
• International industrial organisations
In order to prepare our students in the best way possible for the challenges of the professional
environment, the SSMS programme also provides a more competency-based education. In addition to
abstract and theoretical approaches, the SSMS learning experience includes practice- and goal-
oriented exercises and assignments which allow students to obtain a set of concrete skills that can be
directly applied in the field.
These competencies must be developed in order for the SSMS students to obtain the required
knowledge, proficiency and attitude to be able to start as a career in the relevant sectors. In
Appendix 3 you will find some such professional competencies and corresponding final learning goals.

SSMS Professional Network
The Safety and Security Management Studies (SSMS) course is constantly developing in line with global
safety and security developments. Since safety and security concern a wide scope of disciplines,
capabilities and knowledge areas, SSMS is concentrated around the fields of International Security,
Public Safety and Industrial Safety. As such, the programme content is engineered around relevant
academic lectures and projects, professional skills and coaching programmes and attuned professional
internships.

SSMS has developed a network of professional organisations that adequately fit the nature of the
programme as well as student career goals. See below an overview of these organisations. The
network is under constant development tailored to the needs of SSMS and its professional partners,
and therefore subject to change.

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Centuria Study Association
Centuria is the official study association of the Safety and Security Management Studies programme;
its purpose is to provide extracurricular activities to students and staff members, and to serve as a
networking nexus with internal as well as external participants. Moreover, it also serves the duty of
representing SSMS to potential new students and other parties that are interested in establishing a
connection with the programme.
Centuria was established in 2014 by a group of Year 2 students who aimed to connect the student
body across all four years. It quickly developed into a full-grown and acknowledged association that
also cooperates with several other study associations at THUAS.
The Centuria board is composed of five students, who are selected based upon their merit and their
skills in their respective job responsibilities. Under the board members there are committees which
have different tasks and there is a chance for anyone from SSMS to apply for a position on a
committee.
Centuria offers a wide variety of activities, ranging from social events, projects, and guest lectures
that connect with the curriculum or that expand it further. These events are managed and organised
by committees within Centuria. The association participates during the Introduction Camp and the
Introduction Day for new students at the beginning of the academic year.
Throughout the remainder of the year, we also organise excursions, sports activities, and of course
our very successful mixers where students have the opportunity to get to know each other and the
staff members in a more friendly and relaxed manner.
Centuria always strives to establish itself even further within the programme, and the school, by
expanding its curricular and non-curricular activities in order to enrich students’ educational,
collective and individual experience.

You can find more information here: https://www.centuria-sa.org/

Our social media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centuriastudyassociation/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/centuria_sa/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/centuria-study-association/

                                                            Centuria Email:
                                                            info@centuria-sa.com

                                                            Benjamin Eckholm, President:
                                                            b.eckholm@student.hhs.nl

                                                            Arnis Cimermanis, Vice-President:
                                                            a.cimermanis@student.hhs.nl

                                                            Lars van Gessel, Treasurer:
                                                            l.d.vanGessel@student.hhs.nl

                                                            Philippa Purrio, Public Relations:
                                                            p.t.purrio@student.hhs.nl

                                                            Cormac Walsh, Event Manager:
                                                            c.f.walsh@student.hhs.nl
The Faculty
Lecturers are in charge of the curriculum. They are primarily responsible for development and
realisation of the educational program. The team includes full-time and part-time lecturers, all active
in safety and security or related fields. Students may turn to the lecturers with matters regarding
lessons or exams. They may do so immediately before or after lessons, by appointment and/or by
using e-mail.

  Mario Flips
                                           Job description       Programme Director IVK & SSMS
                                           Fields of expertise   Finances, Management

                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        +31 622 925 128
                                                                 Email            m.j.g.w.flips@hhs.nl

  Mirad Böhm
                                           Job description       Programme Manager SSMS, Lecturer, SSMS
                                                                 Marketing
                                           Fields of expertise   Communications, Crisis Management
                                           Contact details       Availability Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room         RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone    +31 638 829 229
                                                                 Email        m.i.bohm@hhs.nl

  Dr. Menandro Abanes
                                           Job description       Lecturer
                                           Fields of expertise   Sociology,     Intergroup   Relations,   Research
                                                                 Methods
                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        +31 638 292 201
                                                                 Email            m.s.abanes@hhs.nl

  Dr. Hüseyin Akdogan
                                           Job description       Lecturer
                                           Fields of expertise   Policing, Criminal Justice, Public Administration
                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        +31 638 298 311
                                                                 Email            h.akdogan@hhs.nl

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Rick Arons
                                           Job description       Lecturer, Academic Advisor, Chair Assessment
                                                                 Committee
                                           Fields of expertise   General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, First & Second
                                                                 Language Acquisition, Pedagogy, Teacher
                                                                 Training
                                           Contact details       Availability    Thursday to Friday
                                                                 Room            RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone       +31 638 292 261
                                                                 Email           f.k.arons@hhs.nl

  Gohar Baghdasaryan
                                           Job description       Lecturer, Academic Advisor
                                           Fields of expertise   Journalism, Media Relations & Public Affairs, Crisis
                                                                 Communication, Crisis Management
                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        +31 628 374 743
                                                                 Email            g.baghdasaryan@hhs.nl

  Frits van Balveren
                                           Job description       Internships and External Relations
                                           Fields of expertise   Military Force Protection; Strategic & Operational
                                                                 Level Airfield Leadership,; Air Operations
                                                                 Specialist
                                           Contact details       Availability    Monday to Thursday
                                                                 Room            RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone       +31 613 463 695
                                                                 Email           f.c.h.vanbalveren@hhs.nl

  Dominic Christian
                                           Job description       Lecturer

                                           Fields of expertise   EU Law & Compliance Management, Quality
                                                                 Management, Nuclear Safety & Security
                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        -
                                                                 Email            d.christian@hhs.nl

  Dr. Marc-Olivier Del Grosso
                            Job description                      Lecturer, SSMS Internationalisation

                                           Fields of expertise   Sociology,     Political   Science,   International
                                                                 Relations
                                           Contact details       Availability     Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room             RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone        +31 638 292 309
                                                                 Email            m.o.delgrosso@hhs.nl

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Leonie Duijnisveld
                                           Job description       Academic Advisor, SSMS Event Manager

                                           Fields of expertise   Event Management, Coaching

                                           Contact details       Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room           RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone      +31 638 298 270
                                                                 Email          l.m.duijnisveld@hhs.nl

  Dr. Enrique Gomez Llata Cazares
                          Job description                        Lecturer

                                           Fields of expertise   Globalisation Processes, Development Studies,
                                                                 Culture and Politics
                                           Contact details       Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room           RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone
                                                                 Email          e.g.gomezllatacazares@hhs.nl

  Ingrid Hommenga
                                           Job description       Student Support Coordinator, Internships and
                                                                 External Relations
                                           Fields of expertise   Logistics

                                           Contact details       Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room           RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone      +31 638 292 328
                                                                 Email          i.w.m.hommenga@hhs.nl

  Charlotte Irwin
                                           Job description       Lecturer, Academic Advisor
                                           Fields of expertise   Project Management, Operational Management,
                                                                 Business Administration, International Business
                                                                 Law
                                           Contact details       Availability  Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room          RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone     +31 638 292 228
                                                                 Email         c.l.c.irwin@hhs.nl

  Dr. Anna Matczak
                                           Job description       Lecturer, Curriculum Committee, Minor
                                                                 Coordinator
                                           Fields of expertise   Criminology & Criminal Justice, Restorative
                                                                 Justice, Penal Policies
                                           Contact details       Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room           RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone      +31 638 298 334
                                                                 Email          a.matczak@hhs.nl

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Ludger Niemann
                                            Job description        Lecturer

                                            Fields of expertise    Public Management, International
                                                                   Development, Research and Evaluation Methods
                                            Contact details        Availability    Thursday to Friday
                                                                   Room            RZ 3
                                                                   Telephone       +31 638 325 844
                                                                   Email           l.h.h.niemann@hhs.nl

  Dr. Hana Oberpfalzerová
                                           Job description        Lecturer
                                           Fields of expertise    Peace & Conflict Studies, Research Methods

                                           Contact details        Availability    Monday to Friday
                                                                  Room            RZ 3
                                                                  Telephone       +31 638 292 291
                                                                  Email           h.oberpfalzerova@hhs.nl

  Hessel Prins
                                           Job description        Operations Manager, Lecturer, Assessment
                                                                  Committee
                                           Fields of expertise    Business Administration
                                           Contact details        Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                  Room           RZ 3
                                                                  Telephone      +31 638 292 250
                                                                  Email          h.prins@hhs.nl

  Dr. Inês Trigo de Sousa
                                           Job description        Lecturer, Assessment Committee, Coordination
                                                                  Graduation Year
                                           Fields of expertise    Globalisation & Development in the Global
                                                                  South, Political Economy
                                           Contact details        Availability    Tuesday to Friday
                                                                  Room            RZ 3
                                                                  Telephone       +31 638 298 285
                                                                  Email           i.m.r.desousa@hhs.nl

  Senj Temple
                                           Job description        Lecturer, Academic Advisor, Curriculum
                                                                  Committee, Chair Programme Committee
                                           Fields of expertise    Applied Linguistics, Communication Skills
                                                                  Training in English, Academic & Professional
                                                                  Writing Skills
                                           Contact details        Availability   Monday to Friday
                                                                  Room           RZ 3
                                                                  Telephone      +31 628 374 996
                                                                  Email          s.e.temple@hhs.nl

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Dr. Klaas Voss
                                           Job description       Lecturer, Chair Curriculum Committee
                                           Fields of expertise   International Security, Geopolitics, Intelligence
                                                                 Studies, Contemporary & Military History
                                           Contact details       Availability    Monday to Friday
                                                                 Room            RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone       +31 638 325 838
                                                                 Email           k.voss@hhs.nl

  Natalia Wojtowicz
                                           Job description       Lecturer
                                           Fields of expertise   Wargaming & Simulation, Game Design, Civil-
                                                                 Military Cooperation
                                           Contact details       Availability    Tuesday to Friday
                                                                 Room            RZ 3
                                                                 Telephone       -
                                                                 Email           n.h.wojtowicz@hhs.nl

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SSMS… in Four Years

Programme Structure
SSMS is a full-time multidisciplinary programme, drawing from various social science disciplines in
order to arrive at grounded understandings of safety and security problems and at effective safety
and security-enhancing professional interventions.

The programme consists of a first year (or propaedeutic year), followed by a three-year main phase.
Each year is subdivided into four ten-week modules. The programme is made up of a major and several
minor options. The major consists of (compulsory) courses taught as part of the programme. The
minor consists of elective courses offered within the programme or in other programmes either at
The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) or other universities or colleges. Each module in
the first three years consists of three theoretical courses, a project that reflects current professional
practice, and so-called track courses including research methods and a training programme focused
on acquiring professional skills. Academic and career advice is available to all students. Every module
has a separate manual with all the relevant and detailed information on the various courses. You are
strongly advised to read the information in these Module Manuals thoroughly, and continue to use
them as a useful reference for the duration of the module.

Projects give students the opportunity to look at a problem from a more practical, and more
importantly, realistic perspective. The goal of Projects is to challenge students and require them to
apply knowledge which they have learned in other courses. Students will employ various tools and
methods to do this and will at the same time hone their professional competences.

Theory Courses present and discuss a variety of topics and subjects related to safety and security in
a more abstract manner. Students will have to complete a substantial amount of reading. Moreover,
they are expected to be able to logically connect the various theory courses that will be offered
throughout the programme as they build on each other, adding different crucial aspects to the
knowledge base of the SSMS student.

Track Courses focus on skills and competences that professionals will require regardless of the career
path they will choose for themselves. This includes formal language skills (in this case English),
professional behaviour and communication skills, personal attitude and interaction, and finally
significant research skills necessary for any work field.

Programme Overview
Year 1
The first year introduces you to a large variety of courses within the SSMS curriculum, which require
you work with textbooks extensively. At the same time, you work on improving your English as well
as your professional skills, such as presenting and debating.
Year 2
Year two is also largely theoretical: you delve deeper into the courses in the curriculum, continuously
improving your English and maintaining your focus on your professional skills.
Year 3
In the third year you choose one of two minors (elective courses). You deepen your knowledge of
safety- and security-related issues by combining theoretical and methodological courses.
Furthermore, projects take on a more realistic nature as you will be expected to deal with partner
organisations and clients. In other words, projects advance from simulated to real-life activities.
Year 4
Your internship, complemented by your final thesis, will complete your fourth and final year of the
SSMS programme.
Programme Curriculum
SSMS Year 1 (cohort 2020)
Module 1                              AF      ECTS         Module 2                                      AF           ECTS       Module 3                                   AF    ECTS     Module 4                                    AF       ECTS        Year
Intro to safety and security          Ex                 3 Security risk management                      Ex               3      Introduction to law                        Ex           3 Compliance                                  Ex              3       12
Public governance                     Ex                 3 Policy making                                 Ex               3      Business management                        Ex           3 Quality management                          Ex              3       12
Sociology                             Ex                 3 Political science                             Ex               3      Psychology                                 Ex           3 Criminology                                 Ex              3       12
Applied research design                                                                                  Ex               4      Fundamentals of applied research                                                                      Ex/Rep          4         8
Fundamentals of Academic Writing                                                                         Com              *      Professional writing skills                                                                           CumEx           4         4
Professional skills                                                                                      CumEx            6      Research project and applied research skills                                                          Rep             6       12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ass
Study skills (optional)                                                                                                 NA                                                                                                             Att
Study and career advice                                                                                                 NA Study and career advice                                                                                                 NA          NA
Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          60

SSMS Year 2 (cohort 2019)
Module 5                              AF          ECTS       Module 6                                    AF           ECTS       Module 7                                  AF      ECTS     Module 8                                   AF       ECTS       Year
Interactive policy                    Ex                 3   Society today                               Ex                  3   Crisis and disaster management            Rep        3     Crisis communication                       Rep             3       12
Safety risk management                Ex                 3   Culture and diversity                       Ex                  3   International relations and geopolitics   Ex         3     National security systems                  Ex              3       12
Safety theories                       Ex                 3   Safety practice                             Rep                 3   Civil war and conflict studies            Ex         3     Managing international conflict            Ex              3       12
Project 5 / Professional skills 5     Rep                4   Project 6                                   Rep                 6   Project 7 / Professional skills 7         Rep        4     Project 8 / Professional skills 8          Rep             4       18
                                      Com                                                                Pres                                                              Pres                                                        Pres
                                      Att                                                                Att                                                               Att                                                         Att
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ass
Research methods 5                    Ex                 *                                                                       Research methods 7                        Rep           * Research methods 8                          Rep          6           6
Study and career advice                                                                                                  NA                                                                                                                        NA          NA
Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          60

 SSMS Year 3 (cohort 2018)
Module 9 (Minor)                      AF           ECTS Module 10 (Minor)                                   AF         ECTS Module 11                                      AF       ECTS     Module 12                          AF              ECTS     Year
Applied Intelligence                  Rep            15 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism                     Rep1         15 Change management                              Ex          3     Interorganisational cooperation    Ex                     3     36
                                      Pres                                                                  Rep2            Media and communication                        Ex          3     Cyber security                     Ex                     3      6
                                      Ex                                                                    Ex              Rethinking safety and security                 Ex          3                                                                      3
                                      Att                                                                   Att
                                                                                                                            Thesis research skills                         Rep         4     Thesis research tutorial           Rep                    3      7
                                                             ---------------------------------------------- -------
                                                             Advanced Criminology                           Rep             Final research project                         Rep1        5     Consultancy project                Rep                    3      8
                                                                                                            Ex                                                             Rep2                                                 Pres
                                                                                                            Pres                                                           Pres                                                 Att
                                                                                                            Att                                                            Att
                                                                                                                                  Advanced english writing (optional)                                                                                         NA
                                                                                                                                  Study and career advice                                                                                                     NA
Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         60

 SSMS Year 4 (cohort 2017)
Module 13                                           ECTS Module 14                                                    ECTS        Module 15                                        ECTS Module 16                                               ECTS       Total
                        Research proposal (Rep)                                                                              6                                                                                                                                  6
                  Year 4 Internship (Rep/Pres)                                                                                                                                       30                                                                        30
                                                                                              Thesis (Thes/Pres)                                                                                                                                   24          24
Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          60
YEAR 1
                                    Introducing Safety and Security
                                           Projects and Theory Courses
Semester 1 - Module 1
Intro to Safety and Security
Lecturer        Mirad Böhm (m.i.bohm@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-101-17
Credits         3
This foundation course offers an introduction to the SSMS programme and its professional field of
practice. It discusses the substantive fields of action of the SSMS professional, the various
interventionist options open to the SSMS practitioner, as well as the different stakeholder approaches
that SSMS professionals can pursue to effectively manage risks and improve safety and security. A
designated lecture details and highlights the specific structure, logic, and spirit of the SSMS
programme at THUAS.
Key Literature
•   Maesschalck, J., and Ringeling A. (2008). What goes up, must come down? The career of ‘safety and security' as a policy
    issue. Pp. 315-322 in L. Cachet et al., Governance of security in the Netherlands and Belgium. Den Haag: Boom Uitgeverij.

Public Governance
Lecturer        Dr. Inês Trigo de Sousa (i.m.r.desousa@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-102-17
Credits         3
Most safety and security management professionals spend a good deal of their time working in and
dealing with bureaucracies: more or less permanent, hierarchically structured, goal-oriented
organisations designed for getting centralised decisions –“policies”- carried out through lower-level
personnel. Bureaucracy is the predominant form of human organisation of public and private life. This
introductory course highlights the functioning of public –governmental- bureaucracies such as fire
departments, schools, ministries, armies, the police, intelligence agencies and municipalities. It
discusses the various kinds of people that inhabit the bureaucratic world and the political context in
which they must operate. In doing so, this course seeks to offer a realistic picture of what government
agencies actually do and why they do it.
Key Literature
• Wilson, J.Q. (2000). Bureaucracy: What government agencies do and why they do it. New York: Basic Books.

Sociology
Lecturer        Dr. Menandro Abanes (m.s.abanes@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-108-17
Credits         3
Sociology mainly deals with the way people live together and interact with each other in societies.
One of the challenges of this discipline is to engage students to make sense of what’s happening in
our societies. How do societies work? How do we view and respond to the social changes and cultural
differences of people who live with us? In this course, we will learn sociological perspectives which
will locate our own experiences within the larger scale of society characterised by social structure
and system. We will also be able to view familiar scenes in a new light, find new meanings in the old
and new ways of doing things, and gain understanding and insight of the rapidly globalising and, at
the same time, increasingly diversifying world. We will look into the three main themes of sociology:
identity, social order, and stratification. Each of these themes poses an issue with safety and security
management in societies. Practical examples and small activities to highlight certain sociological
concepts and how they relate with safety and security issues in our societies will be given and
conducted.
Key Literature
• Macionis, J. J., & Plummer, K. (2012). Sociology: A global introduction (5th ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
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Semester 1 - Module 2

Security Risk Management
Lecturer        Dr. Hüseyin Akdogan (h.akdogan@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-111-17
Credits         3
This course offers a normative theoretical introduction to a generic method of risk analysis and risk
management: the so-called 'rational systems approach' developed by Carl Roper. Drawing on numerous
real-life examples, Roper’s five discrete and cumulative ‘steps’ of risk analysis are extensively
discussed and critically analysed in lively interactive lectures. These steps are:
    1) making an inventory of the persons or things that need protection (assess assets);
    2) taking stock of the persons or circumstances that endanger these assets (assess threats);
    3) making an inventory of the weaknesses of assets (assess vulnerabilities);
    4) determination and prioritisation of risks, and
    5) determination of potential countermeasures.
Key Literature
• Roper, C. (1999). Risk management for security professionals. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann.

Policy Making
Lecturer        Dr. Marc-Olivier Del Grosso (m.o.delgrosso@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-109-17
Credits         3
Policy making is a complex and politically sensitive issue because many things can go wrong. The aim
of this course is to familiarise students with the issues and practice of policy and decision making in
organisations, whether public or private (e.g. governments and businesses), but also mixtures of both
(e.g. hybrid and civil society organisations). Using analytically distinct phases in the process of policy
making and based on scientific key literature, this course provides insight into the challenges,
problems and dilemmas that policy makers face in their decision making and in the ways they handle
this in practice. At the end of the course the student is familiar with a number of major obstacles and
pathologies that hinder the ideal of a rational policy practice, including ingrained routines, lack of
money, time pressure, resistance, bounded rationality, path dependency, bureaucracy, coping
strategies, and role conflicts.
Key Literature
• Allison, G. and P. Zelikow (1999), ‘Introduction’, in: G. Allison and P. Zelikow, Essence of decision. Explaining the Cuban
   missile crisis. New York [etc.]: Longman, pp. 1-12.
• Weiss, C.H. (1987), ‘Where politics and evaluation research meet’, in: D.J. Palumbo (ed.), The politics of program
   evaluation. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, pp. 47-70.

Political Science
Lecturer        Dr. Klaas Voss (k.voss@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-107-17
Credits         3
The study of politics leads into the world of compromise, the fragile balances of power and conflicting
interests, and the question of how societies structure relationships of power and influence. In this
course, we will cover the milestones in the history of political thought, discuss the emergence of the
modern state and explore different systems of governance. Students will learn how and why countries
democratise and become familiar with different types of democracies, electoral systems and
mechanisms for sharing power. This includes more sinister or violent forms of political organisation,
such as authoritarian regimes, dictatorships, or fragile and failing states.
Students will attain a new and much broader perspective on current events and the political
challenges of the modern world. They will discover familiar and recurrent themes in Southeast Asian
election processes, Western European populism or United States trade policies and they will be able
to identify the familiar tunes of influential ideologies, such as liberalism, Marxism, or fascism. Far
from an abstract concept, politics will become much more visible as a social force in everyday life.
Key Literature
• Garner, R., Ferdinand, P., & Lawson, S. (2016). Introduction to politics (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Semester 2 - Module 3

RESEARCH PROJECT and Applied Research Skills
Lecturer        Dr. Anna Matczak (a.matczak@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-1P1-20
Credits         6
Public authorities across the world must deal with complex problems that have a negative impact on
the lives of their citizens and on the state’s safety and security. The first purpose of Research Project
is for students to understand such problems. These complex problems are difficult to solve for four
main reasons: lack of understanding and context-based knowledge, the large number of stakeholders
involved, the large economic burden, and the interconnected nature of these problems with other
problems. The list of topics/domains will be determined by project tutors and can include problems
such as international conflict, modern day slavery, radicalisation, and poverty, which are often
referred to as “wicked” problems.
Secondly, students will have to collect their own information in order to fill the gaps in knowledge
about the problem and propose new recommendations that might solve the problem. In brief, students
will be expected to read the relevant literature, analyse the problem, indicate what is yet not
established about the problem, and shed new light on the problem by collecting new information and
proposing respective recommendations. This is a semester-long project, and students will also be
challenged on their professional skills in carrying out the aforementioned tasks.

Introduction to Law
Lecturer        Charlotte Irwin (c.l.c.irwin@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-103-18
Credits         3
This is an introductory course into law and international legal frameworks. It starts with the question
why we need to study and have a professional awareness of laws within our professional worlds. The
course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the structures of legal systems and
the basic principles underlying legal frameworks that need to be taken into consideration in the fields
of Safety and Security Management. This course will analyse the fundamental pillars underlying the
study of law, i.e. sources of law, interaction and differences between international relations and law
and law of state responsibility.
As its introductory nature suggests, the course touches only briefly on specialised fields of law such
as public and private, common and civil law systems, EU law and International.
Key Literature
• Wacks, R. (2017). Law: A very short introduction. London: Oxford University Press.

Business Management
Lecturer        Charlotte Irwin (c.l.c.irwin@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-116-17
Credits         3
Business management is the area of administration that concerns the right way to organise, set up,
and administer businesses. This introductory course focuses on some of the main processes of
business. Issues to be discussed include strategic and operational management, resource control, the
structuring and changing of organisations, project management, decision making and problem solving.
Key Literature
• Lomine, L., Muchena, M., & Pierce, R. (2014). Oxford IB diploma programme: Business management. Oxford: Oxford
   University Press.

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Psychology
Lecturer        Dr. Marc-Olivier Del Grosso (m.o.delgrosso@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-113-17
Credits         3
Psychology deals with questions of human behaviour and human cognition, both in individuals and in
groups. Understanding human behaviour and cognition is of great importance for the Safety and
Security Manager.
Understanding human cognition, the way we organise and use information, is essential to
understanding processes within individuals and groups as well as between individuals and groups. This
teaches us about the mechanisms behind non-conformity, human errors, stereotypes and conflicts. In
addition, it provides information about possible solutions to these problems that occur in fields such
as public safety, industrial safety and international security.
Finally, this course explores themes such as risk and group dynamics, including the limitations of the
human mind and the effects of these in both everyday life and in extraordinary situations.
Key Literature
•    Crenshaw, M. (2000). The psychology of terrorism: An agenda for the 21st century. Political psychology, 21(2), 405-420.
•    Glenn, A., and Raine, A. (2014). Neurocriminology: implications for the punishment, prediction and prevention of criminal
     behaviour. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 15.1: 54-63.
•    Kamaluddin, M. R., Shariff, N. S., Othman, A., Ismail, K. H., & Saat, G. A. M. (2015). Linking psychological traits with
     criminal behaviour: A review. ASEAN Journal of psychiatry, 16(2), 13-25.
•    Sjöberg, L. (2000). Factors in risk perception. Risk analysis, 20(1), 1-12.

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Semester 2 - Module 4

RESEARCH PROJECT and Applied Research Skills (continued)
Lecturer        Dr. Anna Matczak (a.matczak@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-1P1-20
Credits         6
Following the results from Module 3, students now will have to collect their own information in order
to fill the gaps in knowledge about the problem and propose new recommendations that might solve
the problem. In brief, students will be expected to read the relevant literature, analyse the problem,
indicate what is yet not established about the problem, and shed new light on the problem by
collecting new information and proposing respective recommendations. This is a semester-long
project, and students will also be challenged on their professional skills in carrying out the
aforementioned tasks.

Compliance
Lecturer        Dominic Christian
Code            SSMS-124-20
Credits         3
Course in development.
Key Literature
• TBD

Quality Management
Lecturer        Dominic Christian (d.christian@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-117-17
Credits         3
This course focuses on how an organization controls and improves the quality of its products or
services and its capability to provide maximum safety for the organization, its staff and environment
through so-called quality and safety management systems. Several such systems will be discussed,
including ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.
Key Literature
• Hoyle, D. (2007). Quality management essentials. London/New York: Routledge.
• ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems — Requirements (available online through the university library).
• ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance for use (available online
   through the university library).

Criminology
Lecturer        Dr. Anna Matczak (a.matczak@hhs.nl)
Code            SSMS-112-17
Credits         3

Criminology is the study of crime, those who commit and fall victims to crime, but it also is the study
of criminal justice and attitudes to crime and punishment. The course introduces key theoretical and
practical debates relevant to the study of criminology. More specifically, the course will explore how
crime, punishment, criminal justice is defined; how much we know about crime, and how crime,
punishment and criminal justice can be researched; how crime can be explained and prevented.
Amongst other themes of the course are: crime control, public opinion and civic participation in criminal
justice, public and cultural criminology.
Key Literature
• Siegel, L. (2014). Criminology: The core. Boston: Cengage Learning.

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Track Courses

Applied Research Design (Semester 1)
& Fundamentals of Applied Research (Semester 2)
Research methods are a key tool by which the students can produce new knowledge or perform
analyses of problems and propose relevant solutions. In the SSMS programme, the ‘Research Methods’
track extends across the first three years of study. The aim is to prepare the students for writing their
bachelor’s thesis and conducting independent applied research in a real-life setting.
The research methods courses in year 1 are called Fundamentals of Applied Research and Introduction
to Applied Research Design. In the former, students learn to read academic texts, research
information and reference other texts. In the latter, they learn how to ask research questions and
paraphrase and integrate information in the form of a position paper.

  Module           Contact Person           Code             Credits             Key Literature

                                                                           Dole, I., & Taggart, L.
                                                                           (2012). Activate: College
                                                                           Reading.   Boston.    MA:
        1                                                                  Cengage Learning.

                                                                           Spears,      D.      (2013).
                                                                           Developing critical reading
                                                                           skills (9th ed.). New York,
                                            SSMS-              4           N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.
                                           1RM1-20     (for Semester 1)

                                                                           Neville, C. (2010). The
                   Dr. I. Trigo de Sousa                                   complete guide to
        2                                                                  referencing and avoiding
                                                                           plagiarism (2nd ed.).
                                                                           Berkshire: Open University
                                                                           Press.

                                                                           Verhoeven,     N.    (2015),
                                                                           Doing Research: The Hows
        3                                                                  and Whys of Applied
                                            SSMS-              3           Research. Eleven
                                           1RM2-20     (for Semester 2)    International Publishing

        4                                                                  NA

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English Language (Semester 1): Fundamentals of Academic Writing
 ‘Fundamentals of Academic Writing’ is designed to give students advanced tools to aid them in their
studies, research and the workplace. The ability to write well in an academic and professional context
is crucial to success in the SSMS field. Having a good oral proficiency in English does not guarantee being
a good writer. The focus on this course will be on the fundamentals of academic and professional
writing: how to structure paragraphs, how to create cohesion and coherence in a text, how to structure
concise sentences, and how to produce a formal and professional style of writing. Some attention will
be given to punctuation, verb tense, and other aspects of grammar but students will be expected to
polish these areas in self-study with resources provided in a toolbox on Blackboard. Writing is far more
than just having good grammar or knowing where to place a comma.

   Module           Contact Person            Code            Credits            Key Literature

        1                                                       3              Necessary reading,
                         S. Temple         SSMS-1S2-20   (for Semester 1)    exercises and reference
                                                                            materials will be provided.
        2

English Language (Semester 2): Professional Writing Skills
This course in Semester 2 of Year 1 is designed to give students advanced tools in English to aid them
in their studies, research and the workplace. The focus of Semester 1 was on the fundamentals of
good writing. These fundamentals will now be applied to professional communication. The focus will
be on the skills necessary to produce professional, accurate, clear and reader-friendly e-mails and
reports. This will include techniques for establishing the appropriate register and tone as well as for
writing concisely. Students will need to apply the concepts and techniques practiced in the Semester
1 course to report writing so that text has a clear and logical flow. The course will also include tips
for avoiding common errors in grammar and punctuation.

  Module           Contact Person             Code           Credits             Key Literature

       3                                                        3              Necessary reading,
                       S. Temple           SSMS-1S3-20   (for Semester 2)    exercises and reference
                                                                            materials will be provided.
       4

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