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Peace, War, and Defense

401 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3200
(919) 962-3093

First Session, 2022

PWAD 120 World Regional Geography (GEOG 120) (3)

A survey of the geographic structure of human activity in major world regional and nations. Emphasizes current developments related to population, urbanization, and economic activity.

PWAD 150 International Relations and Global Politics (POLI 150) (3)

An introduction to the study of political and economic relations in the international system. Topics covered include international conflict, trade, global finance, international institutions, civil war, and human rights.

PWAD 235 Israeli Cinema: Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity (ASIA 235) (JWST 235) (3)

MAYMESTER. The course explores major periods and trends in Israeli cinema. Focus is given to issues pertaining to gender, ethnicity, and the construction of national identity.

PWAD 248 United States-Latin American Relations (HIST 248) (3)

MAYMESTER. This course examines the leftist guerrilla movements that swept Latin America and the Caribbean during the latter half of the 20th century. Students will analyze the origins, trajectories, and legacies of these insurgencies, paying particular attention to the roles of race, class, and gender.

PWAD 250 Introduction in Peace and Security Studies (3)

MAYMESTER. In this course, we will examine global security challenges such as international wars, internal wars, non-state violence, economic disputes, financial crises, and problems of coordination and cooperation. We will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on lessons from political science, economics, history, sociology, and anthropology. We will begin by examining problems of international security, such as interstate crises and war, and develop an understanding of the bureaucracies tasked with managing these issues. In the second section of the course, we will first examine conflict associated with non-state actors, and will then discuss non-traditional security issues, such as financial crises and problems of common pooled resources. Throughout, we will use scientific research and historical analyses to gain a better grasp on the dynamics of security problems in the international system.

PWAD 272 The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense (PHIL 272) (POLI 272) (3)

ONLINE. An analysis of ethical issues that arise in peace, war, and defense, e.g., the legitimacy of states, just war theory, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction.

PWAD 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine (AISA 277, HIST 277) (3)

Explores the conflict over Palestine during the last 100 years. Surveys the development of competing nationalisms, the contest for resources and political control that led to the partition of the region, the war that established a Jewish state, and the subsequent struggles between conflicting groups for land and independence.

PWAD 330 Internal and Interpersonal Conflict Management (PLCY 330) (3)

This course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to most effectively engage in interpersonal conflicts. Students engage with diverse conflict management practitioners–from formally incarcerated individuals to public policy negotiation to international conflict mediators and role-play cross-cultural communication, inter-governmental negotiations, human rights, and workplace negotiations. Students will learn new negotiation and mediation skills, build upon existing ones, and learn how to cope with stress, discomfort, and emotions when in conflict. Late afternoon/evening.Course Flyer.

Second Session, 2022

No course offerings.