POLT 592 (01) - Selected Topics in International Politics

Top/International Security

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 55957
Examines specialized issues in international politics. Topics may include ethnic conflict, non-proliferations and global security, economic and political globalization, etc. Not offered every semester. See departmental listings for semester offerings. Writing Intensive. 4 crs.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): POLT 660
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Colleges not allowed in section: Graduate School
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jen Spindel

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 207
Additional Course Details: 

Why has major, interstate war declined in recent decades? What is the role of non-state actors in international politics? How can different actors respond to global security issues such as climate
change? Though military force remains highly pertinent to international politics, new technologies, new actors, and new issues present a wide range of security issues for international political actors. This course uses recent and contemporary issues to ask how actors in international politics seek security and react to insecurity. Through theoretical readings, concrete case studies, and
contemporary policy debates, students will be introduced to primary security challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.