Selected Topics Intl Politics
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||HORT 307|
The Challenges of Nuclear Weapons
This course will give students a historically and theoretically grounded understanding of key issues related to nuclear weapons and issues likley to arise in the future. Students will learn the major theories used to understand nuclear weapons, including the nuclear revolution, mutually assured destruction, and nuclear doctrines. The second part of the course will focus on the nuclear weapons states, nuclear crises, and nuclear negotiations, and issues including nuclear latency, nuclear terrorism, the effects of cyber and artificial intelligence on strategic stability, and the nuclear taboo. The course will include occassional meetings during the common hour where students will attend guest lectures from visiting scholars and policymakers. Students should be prepared to attend these common hour events. This is a special topics course; students who have taken a different POLT 592 course may still enroll in this course.