46.490 War and Peace in the Sovereign State System

War and Peace in the Sovereign State System

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5687
Status Active

Despite much effort to limit the occurrence of interstate and intrastate war, such violence is still prevalent in the sovereign state system. This course will focus on the causes, dynamics, and outcomes of interstate and intrastate conflict and ways to sustain peace. We will examine the foundational works in the area of conflict before moving quickly into more recent research. The class will emphasize student participation and the application of concepts we learn in class. Students are asked to write a final paper exploring a concept of war and peace in the sovereign state system.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 46.121 Intro to International Relations, and Junior or Senior status.