POLT 568 (01) - International Security

International Security

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56424
Explores central issues related to security in international politics, including: intelligence collection, emerging technologies, the rise and fall of major interstate wars, nuclear weapons, climate change, terrorism, civil wars, and coercion. Prereq: POLT 403.
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Instructors: Jen Spindel

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am 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.