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SOCY 1092 Peace or War (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

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,Syria, 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.

Instructor(s): Charles Derber

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Offered every semester.

Last Updated: 24-Oct-17