2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    Aug 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLSC 459 - Civil Wars

Credits: 4
An analysis of why civil wars occur, when they become prolonged, how they end, and other major questions relating to this increasingly common type of conflict. Students apply theories on civil wars to explain the dynamics of specific conflicts and draw on knowledge of specific cases to refine existing theories. Topics include: competition for natural resources, ethnic conflicts, mass killing and other humanitarian implications of civil wars, and the roles of third parties in conflict resolution.

Prerequisite: Prior coursework in Political Science is strongly recommended.

Distribution Requirements: PD, SB.