Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020


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GLBL 525 001 (CRN: 22146)


Department: Global Affairs
Instructor: Ard, Michael J.
Meeting: 6:00PM - 8:59PM T (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Master of Arts Global Affairs
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 21
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUN-2024 5:45AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: This course covers two general areas in International Security: (1) traditional (i.e., "state-centered") and (2) non-traditional security issues. The first half of the course is devoted to recent developments in the study of interstate security. We will contemplate unipolarity, American security policy, the rise of some peer competitors, and the changing nature of interstate relations in the 21st century. The second half of the course will explore the growing significance of a number of emerging non-traditional security concerns. In this portion, we will discuss counterinsurgency, civil war, terrorism, humanitarian intervention, among other developing issues.