GLOA 599: Issues in Global Affairs

GLOA 599-004: 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 MA students, the course will speak to the specializations in Global Conflict & Security, Global Population & Geography, and Global Governance & Public Management.

GLOA 599 004 enrollment is controlled; contact program coordinator to enroll.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies current issues and debates in global affairs. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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