POL 325 War in World Politics, 3 credits

This course examines the causes of war and methods to prevent war. Exploring concepts and theoretic arguments from across the social sciences, students will learn about human behavior as it relates to questions of conflict and cooperation. The course employs significant historical and contemporary case studies to investigate the soft and hard power methods to prevent international conflict. Students will be able to apply knowledge from the courses readings and discussions to a semester-long simulation.