War in the 21st Century|
Fall 2010 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course addresses fundamental questions about the causes, character, and consequences of war in the 21st century. A major theme is evolution of warfare, which is explored through case studies of major wars and terrorist campaigns since World War II. The course incorporates empirical and normative theories about how war occurs, and whether it can be morally justified.
Writing: the course requires several short written assignments and a major research project
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)
Michael E. Brown, Owen Cote, Sean Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller, eds., THEORIES OF WAR AND PEACE (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998).
Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger, eds., STOLEN VOICES: YOUNG PEOPLE'S WAR DIARIES, FROM WORLD WAR I TO IRAQ (New York: Penguin, 2006).
Alexander B. Downes, TARGETING CIVILIANS IN WAR (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008).
Yuen Foon Khong, ANALOGIES AT WAR: KOREA, MUNICH, DIEN BUN PHU, AND THE VIETNAM DECISION OF 1965 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).
Multiple additional articles and book chapters TBA.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Major research project (25-30 page paper)
Several short written assignments
Seminar discussion leader responsibilities
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