Global and International Studies

Global Conflict

Global Conflict

This Option examines war, peace, and security on a global and historical scale to reveal the contingent decisions, random accidents, and devious schemes which continue to be at the root of violence around the world. This Option studies conflicts great and small, from tribal warfare to national and international wars, revolutions, acts of terrorism, and so on. It also considers successful and unsuccessful efforts to halt conflict, and how and why approaches to and experiences with peace can affect conflict situations.

Courses for Spring 2024

Course NumberCourse Title
ANTH 444The Evolution of War
ASIA/JAPNS 432War and the Warrior in Japan
CAMS 100Ancient Greece
CAMS 101The Roman Republic and Empire
CAMS 180Ancient Warfare
CAS 220Persuasion
CAS 222NFoundations of Civic and Community Engagement
CAS 271NIntercultural Communication
CMLIT 197Political Theatre
ENGL 128NThe Holocaust in Film and Literature
GER 128The Holocaust in Film and Literature
HIST 140The History of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (1917-Present)
HIST 144The World at War: 1939-1945
PLSC 414Dictators and Their Demise
PLSC 436Civil Wars
PLSC 439The Politics of Terrorism
PLSC/JST 450HGenocide and Tyranny
SOC 425Social Conflict
SRA 111Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 211Threat of Terrorism and Crime

Approved Courses in the Global Conflict Pathway

Course NumberCourse Title
AFR/PLSC 443Ethnic Conflict in Africa
AFR/PLSC 464Globalization, Extractive Industries, and Conflict in Africa
ANTH 444The Evolution of War
ASIA 105War and Memory in Asia: Twentieth Century and beyond
ASIA 184Society and Culture in the Pacific War
ASIA 430Japan in the World
ASIA/HIST 480Japan in the Age of Warriors
ASIA/JAPNS 432War and the Warrior in Japan
CAMS 100Ancient Greece
CAMS 101The Roman Republic and Empire
CAMS 180Ancient Warfare
CAS 220Persuasion
CAS 222NFoundations of Civic and Community Engagement
CAS 271NIntercultural Communication
CAS 373The Rhetorics of War and Peace
CAS 404Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
CAS 409Democratic Deliberation
CAS 450WGroup communication theory and research
CMLIT 197Political Theatre
CMLIT 440War Stories
CMLIT 446Postcolonial Literature and Culture
CMLIT 45xWar in Literature and Film (NEW)
ENGL 128NThe Holocaust in Film and Literature
ENGL 182Literature and Empire
ENGL 183NThe Cold War in Literature, Politics, and History
GEOG 328War, Peace, and Diplomacy: Understanding Contemporary Geopolitics
GER 128The Holocaust in Film and Literature
GER/RUS 143The Culture of Stalinism and Nazism
HIST 140The History of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (1917-Present)
HIST 144The World at War: 1939-1945
HIST 454American Military History (or HIST 478, whichever HIST chooses)
HIST 473Contemporary Middle East
HIST/ASIA 184Society and Culture in the Pacific War
PLSC 091Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
PLSC 414Dictators and Their Demise
PLSC 434War and Development in Africa
PLSC 436Civil Wars
PLSC 437War in World Politics
PLSC 439The Politics of Terrorism
PLSC 443Ethnic Conflict in Africa
PLSC 491Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar
PLSC/JST 450HGenocide and Tyranny
SOC 425Social Conflict
SRA 111Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 211Threat of Terrorism and Crime
WMNST 350Gender, War, and Militarism

Courses Outside the Liberal Arts

Course NumberCourse Title
GEOG 328War, Peace, and Diplomacy: Understanding Contemporary Geopolitics
SRA 111Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 211Threat of Terrorism and Crime

400 Level Courses With No Prerequisites

Course NumberCourse Title
ASIA/HIST 480Japan in the Age of Warriors

Majors should select 21 credits in the Option courses.

  • 15 credits of these 21 will be in a single Option concentration (no more than 6 credits towards the Option completion are to be from courses in a single department).
  • 6 credits of these 21 are from other Options.
  • At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level or higher.