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Course Details

Course Code: IRLS615 Course ID: 3233 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

An examination of the strategic, operational, and tactical elements required for conducting both UN and non-UN sponsored peace operations. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the reasons for success or failure of previous and ongoing peacekeeping missions.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 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 Critique the basic theories that explain the international system, the causes and impact of war and political violence, conflict resolution, and peace operations.

CO-2 Evaluate and assess the characteristics of today's peace operations environment and how it affects humanitarian assistance and military operations.

CO-3 Analyze the planning considerations for peace operations across the range of peace operations.

CO-4 Assess the roles, responsibilities, and options of state, regional and international actors in global peace operations.

CO-5 Examine and critique alternative concepts for peacekeeping operations

These course objectives harmonize with the Degree Program Objectives, which require graduates to:

  • Construct and criticize the theory and politics of conflict, war, diplomatic relations, and the evolving nature of the international system.
  • Provide students with a research-active teaching environment to provide grounding in the study of international relations including its political, social, and economic aspects.
  • Assess how state, non-state, and supra-national actors behave and interact through a dynamic appreciation of different levels of analysis.
  • Critique the theories of international relations, the heritage and development of the discipline, its major debates, its inherent nature as an interdisciplinary study, and a critical appreciation of the essentially contested nature of politics in general, and international relations in particular.
  • Evaluate the nature and distribution of power in the international systems, the problems of political order and the social economic, historical and cultural context within which international actors operate.
  • Assess the current challenges to international order, cooperation, identity, social formations, and global issues, and possible strategies to address them.
  • Evaluate the changing role of the state in the context of globalization and regional integration and the implications for international peace and security.

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

CO-1 Critique the basic theories that explain the international system, the causes and impact of war and political violence, conflict resolution, and peace operations.

CO-2 Evaluate and assess the characteristics of today's peace operations environment and how it affects humanitarian assistance and military operations.

CO-3 Analyze the planning considerations for peace operations across the range of peace operations.

CO-4 Assess the roles, responsibilities, and options of state, regional and international actors in global peace operations.

CO-5 Examine and critique alternative concepts for peacekeeping operations

These course objectives harmonize with the Degree Program Objectives, which require graduates to:

  • Construct and criticize the theory and politics of conflict, war, diplomatic relations, and the evolving nature of the international system.
  • Provide students with a research-active teaching environment to provide grounding in the study of international relations including its political, social, and economic aspects.
  • Assess how state, non-state, and supra-national actors behave and interact through a dynamic appreciation of different levels of analysis.
  • Critique the theories of international relations, the heritage and development of the discipline, its major debates, its inherent nature as an interdisciplinary study, and a critical appreciation of the essentially contested nature of politics in general, and international relations in particular.
  • Evaluate the nature and distribution of power in the international systems, the problems of political order and the social economic, historical and cultural context within which international actors operate.
  • Assess the current challenges to international order, cooperation, identity, social formations, and global issues, and possible strategies to address them.
  • Evaluate the changing role of the state in the context of globalization and regional integration and the implications for international peace and security.
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.