Introduces students to contemporary issues in world affairs: state creation and “failed” states, balance of power, wars, nuclear proliferation and arms control. Addresses global trade, monetary, development and environmental problems, as well as regional integration and the role of the World Bank and MNCs. Examines the use of international law, diplomatic negotiation and the UN to resolve international conflicts. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 409 CAUSES OF WAR (Fall 2019)
Explores theoretical explanations of international conflict. Major questions addressed are: What are the primary causes of war? How may war be prevented? May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).