GLOA 450: Topics in Global Affairs

GLOA 450-004: Conflict & Secur Develop Wrld
(Spring 2015)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Innovation Hall 207

Section Information for Spring 2015

This course examines different theories of, and approaches to, conflict and security. We will examine different explanations for civil wars, theories of why some wars appear more gruesome than others, and the role of ethnicity and poverty in driving conflict. We will also examine how scholars, military planners, and policymakers are increasingly broadening security considerations to include matters such as health risks, poverty, and environmental threats. Finally, we will also address the role of the international community, including regional organizations such as the African Union, in peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and post-conflict human rights and reconciliation. Our approach to these issues will be a case study one and during the semester you will gain an in-depth understanding of conflict and (in)security (past or present) in specific countries, including Rwanda, Nigeria, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, and Chechnya.

For GLOA BA majors, this course counts toward the Africa, Global Inequalities & Responses, Global Governance Human Security, and International Development concentrations. For GLOA MA students, the course will speak to the specializations in Global Conflict & Security, Global Population & Geography, and Global Governance & Public Management.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Selected topics in global affairs. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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