Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies
Why is war perceived to be a useful and inescapable political activity? This course examines theories and practices of war and militarism beyond the narrow confines of strategic thought to consider the complex lifeworld of organized violence. It examines how war shapes and is shaped by the states, societies and peoples who wage it, in relation to classical texts as well as technological, ethical, and commercial transformations reconfigured by the “global war on terror.”
Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units of POLS and/or IS; or 36 credit units at the university level, including at least 6 credit units of ANTH, ENG, HIST, INDG, IS, POLS, RLST, SOC, or WGST.
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