POLT 592 (01) - Selected Topics in International Politics

Selected Topics Intl Politics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 16155
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.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): POLT 660
Colleges not allowed in section: Graduate School
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Madhavi Devasher

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 207
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Challenges of Nuclear Weapons 

Nuclear weapons fundamentally transformed international affairs with war between nuclear armed states likely to result in far more devastation than it had in the past. This course examines how nuclear weapons changed the world and asks whether they made it safer and if more countries can and should get nuclear weapons. Students will gain a historical and theoretical understanding of the impact of nuclear weapons on politics. They will learn about close-calls with nuclear war and efforts to limit their spread. They will gain an understanding of ongoing conflicts and rivalries faced by nuclear armed states including the US, Russia, China, Israel, Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan. They will also learn about contemporary issues related to nuclear weapons such as their impact on the environment, the concerns about further proliferation, the possibility of nuclear terrorism, and new technologies.