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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2004

GOV 360N • War and Territory - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37378 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
BUR 212
GAVRILIS

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Upper-division standing required.

Disputes over territory are often violent and intractable. Why do states and ethnic groups fight over territory? In this course, studnets study the following: the economic, emotional, and political value of territory.; the political organization of empires versus modern states; boundaries; the geography of ethnic conflict; and interstate territorial disputes. Readings include literature from political science, history, and sociology. Writing assignments encourage students both to think theoretically and to research particular cases.

Grading Policy

2 short papers: 25% 1 research paper: 50%

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