2023-2024 Catalog

GOVT 336 International Conflict

This course comprises an assessment of armed violence at the onset of the 21st century. Armed conflict is both a very timely matter of inquiry and an enduring concern stretching back to the earliest days of interactions among human communities. This course surveys and critically examines theoretical and empirical scholarship on the causes of war and armed violence. The course seeks to probe the causes of contemporary conflict and to examine some of its distinctive characteristics. On the basis of these discussions, the course also evaluates the effectiveness of a range of strategies for preventing, abating, and terminating war and armed conflict. [SS, V, W]


GOVT 102 and one course from GOVT 221-GOVT 239 or permission of instructor