ECTS credits: 6
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 0

Course objective:

Acquiring knowledge necessary to understand modern threats and methods of protection. The course will enable students to understand the nature, reach and consequences threatening modern society from an array of contemporary threats, as well as the methodology used to counteract them and eliminate consequences. The students will be able to work independently, research individual aspects of threatening processes and perform individual analysis and presentation of problematic content related to modern threats and security.

Course contents:

1. Basic concepts of national security 2. Relationship between national and international security 3. Instruments of protection of international security 4. International relationships and collective security 5. Contemporary geostrategic and geopolitical relations 6. Prospects of development of the system of national and international security 7. National security of the Republic of Croatia


Students will be trained to understand the processes in contemporary international relations, the process of generating crises due to modern threats and establishment of a security system on a national and corporate level.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the students will be able to: 1. Better understand the relations and changes in modern world. 2. Understand the phenomenology of global relations and the position of the EU in global relations. 3. Understand the processes of generating crises due to modern threats. 4. Understand security systems on the national and corporate level, as well as their interrelations. 5. Understand and apply the methods of resolving modern threats. 6. Independently analyze contemporary threats. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Interpret the basic concepts and scope of crises and disasters. - Differentiate the characteristics of traditional and modern crises. - Analyse threats, measures and systems of business security. - Apply acquired knowledge in further professional work and academic education, with appropriate moral and ethical attitude.