International Security


The various causes, processes and impacts of international conflict in contemporary international affairs. Topics include: causes of war; factors that make international conflict more or less likely; domestic politics of international security; impacts of scientific and technological developments; ethical arguments and beliefs associated with the use of violence; contemporary and non-traditional security threats. No formal prerequisite, but Political Science 160 recommended.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 319
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring