Prerequisite: 78:130 or 78:172 or permission of Instructor.

This course examines the meanings, theories and manifestations of war, peace and international security. Thematically, the course focuses on the nature and causes of war, contemporary security threats including civil war, state failure and terrorism, the relationships between peace, gender, class, ethnicity and religion, and strategies for conflict resolution, including peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. The role of nonviolent social movements and other non-state actors will also be emphasized.



3 lecture hours per week, one term.