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Course Details

Course Code: IRLS603 Course ID: 3469 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the relationship between military affairs and statecraft, ranging from how war is a logical consequence of political behavior. Case studies in the great powers' use of force and military issues clarify the connection between politics and the use of force, including war in its international context, attitudes toward war and its causes, the notion of "vital interests," WHY humans fight, and aspects of past areas of conflict that appear relevant to the future.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the themes inherent in theories of war.

CO-2: Examine the underlying causes of war within a political context.

CO-3: Apply theories of war to a contemporary case study in conflict.

CO-4: Evaluate the impact on society from prosecution of war.

CO-5: Critique political decision-making in the 21st century in response to the changing nature of war.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 25 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Authentic Assignments 75%

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Authentic Assessment 75.00 %
Authentic Assessment Part 1 11.25 %
Authentic Assessment Part 2 15.00 %
Authentic Assessment Part 3 22.50 %
Authentic Assessment Part 4 26.25 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the themes inherent in theories of war.

CO-2: Examine the underlying causes of war within a political context.

CO-3: Apply theories of war to a contemporary case study in conflict.

CO-4: Evaluate the impact on society from prosecution of war.

CO-5: Critique political decision-making in the 21st century in response to the changing nature of war.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.