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

Fall 2005

GOV 360N • International Security-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37730 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
GEA 114

Course Description

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


Robert Art and Robert Jervis, International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues. Seventh Edition or later. Steven Miller, Sean Lynn-Jones, Stephen Van Evera (eds), Military Strategy and the Origins of the First World War. Michael Barnett, Eyewitness to a Genocide. Michael E. Brown (ed), New Global Dangers. Charles Lipson, Doing Honest Work in College.


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