Global Issues I: War and Peace

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
POL
Course Number: 
376
General Education Requirements: 
S
G
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Spring

The evolution of warfare in human society and the parallel development of alternatives to violence are examined. The writings of major military philosophers and historians, as well as modern analysts, are used to illuminate the nature of war, arms races and the relationships between war, nation states, technology and politics. The latter part of the course focuses upon theories and methods of non-violent conflict resolution. Prerequisites: ENG 101; and COM 100; Open to juniors and seniors. Junior level discipline specific communication requirement.