2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 328 Politics of International Security

3 hours 

How are terrorist attacks and a failure to stop climate change linked? Both of these political problems are understood as important security threats. This course explores both traditional and contemporary challenges of security, to advance students' understanding of the sources of conflict and peace in world politics. States must deal with many new threats both external (international) and internal (domestic) that reflect emerging political, technological, and social developments. Topics of study include "traditional" security concerns such as wars peacekeeping insurgency child soldiers nuclear proliferation and new human security concerns.




ENG 201, and POL 257 or POL 260 or permission of the instructor.