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    May 29, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WSEM-419 International Peace and Security (4)

This course introduces students to the major concepts and issues currently shaping the fields of international security and international peace and conflict studies. Students explore a variety of contemporary security issues and challenges to peace, the main strategies for responding to conflicts, and how to recognize and critique the assumptions upon which these strategies rest. Topics include classic security concerns ranging from causes of violent conflicts to terrorism, as well as a broad range of extended challenges to human security including environmental, health, gender, and resource security. Crosslist: WSEM-019 . Usually Offered: fall and spring. Restriction: Washington Semester Program (Fall & Spring) .