War and Peace


Fall 2005

One opens the newspapers and finds article after article about war and ethnopolitical conflict around the world. Are humans just fated to be at war with one another or are there other options for resolving global conflicts? This seminar on War and Peace examines, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the causes of war and mass violence. We examine the psychosocial roots of war and ethnopolitical conflict and examine the strategies used to resolve, manage, and control violent conflict at the national and international levels. Additionally, this course examines the fundamentals involved in peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding. Topics such as the impact of landmines and the effectiveness of international sanctions and threats are also explored.


Peace & Conflict Links

Recommended Readings

Exam Study Guides

  • Exam I

  • Exam II

  • Exam III

  • As these study guides are provided at the beginning of the semester, they are subject to change based on course needs and changes that occur during the semester.

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