POLSCI 368 - Modern Warfare
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit given to students who took this as a topics course under POLSCI 389 topic ID #79.
Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 160.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course offers an introduction to security conflicts in the modern world, both between nation-states and within.

Substantively, this course focuses on how some of the central concepts in social science help to explain why conflict occurs between both state and non-state actors. Methodologically, it employs multiple social scientific approaches, both in its readings and assignments, involving the analysis and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative data.

The lectures and readings are organized into modules designed to answer specific questions relating to conflict and security: Why do nations go to war? How does military strategy help nations achieve larger objectives? How do crises escalate? How are wars fought? How are civil wars and domestic insurgencies fought differently? How is the contemporary problem of terrorism a distinct form of security threat? How do these different outbreaks of violence and conflict end? How can peace be maintained after a conflict ends? To answer these questions, we will cover major theories of war from international relations, and use them to explain the outbreak of a number of major international and civil conflicts. Finally, the course turns its focus on the role of military intervention and peacekeeping. Cases considered in this course include World War I, World War II, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and a variety of contemporary civil and interstate wars.

Schedule

POLSCI 368 - Modern Warfare
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25277
Open
31
 
5
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25369
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25370
Closed
0
 
1
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25371
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
26401
Closed
0
 
2
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
26402
Closed
0
 
1
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
27636
Closed
0
 
1
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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