SC 092 Peace or War (Fall/Spring: 3)
Satisfies Social Sciences Core Requirement
We analyze issues of war and peace before and after the Cold War, focusing
on U.S. wars, largely in the Third World. In the first part of the course,
we explore core theories of the roots of war. In the second part, we focus
on the Cold War era, examining Vietnam, El Salvador, and other U.S. conflicts.
In the third part, we focus on more recent wars: Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, the "war on terrorism" as well as conflicts such as Rwanda and
Sudan. The fourth section explores the United Nations, social activism
among students, and other routes to peace.
Last Updated: 02-JUN-09