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

Spring 2005

GOV 360N • International Security - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36395 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
BEN 1.122

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Upper-division standing required. Contains a substantial writing component and fufills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

This course is a comprehensive survey of the literature on international security. Topics covered include conventional security issues such as the causes of interstate war, grand strategy, alliances, and weapons. Also included are less conventional topics such as ethnic conflict, civil war, state-building, and extremism. The written assignments are substantial. Students are expected to participate actively and are required to present their chosen research paper topic to the class.

Grading Policy

2 papers (20% each) 1 research paper (50%) Participation (10%)


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