Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2016

     

GLBL 515 001 (CRN: 24701)

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Long Title: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY IN A MULTIPOLAR WORLD
Department: Global Affairs
Instructor: Ard, Michael J.
Meeting: 6:00PM - 8:59PM W BKH 116 (7-MAR-2016 - 22-APR-2016) 
Session: 2nd Half of Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Syllabus:
 
Section Max Enrollment: 21
Section Enrolled: 17
Enrollment data as of: 17-AUG-2022 8:27PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The post-Cold War international order is moving from a unipolar system to one characterized by strong interstate competition. Concepts once associated with 19th century Europe, like “the balance of power”, are demonstrating their continued relevance. Interstate conflict has been in decline, but its likelihood might increase within this more unstable system of states. This course will review the main intellectual currents in the international security subfield, with particular emphasis on the work of Barry Buzan and the English school of international relations. Students will critically apply theory to case studies on contemporary wars, nuclear proliferation, and violent substate actors such as terrorist organizations, humanitarian intervention, and peacekeeping operations. Master of Global Affairs students only.