War and Peace

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    War and Peace

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    These are exciting and troubling times to study global politics. The world has entered a period of dramatic and confusing change. At first, this course serves as an introduction to international relations and theories. It provides theoretical tools and frameworks of analysis that permit us better to understand political events in our world. Substantively, this course will help you answer the broad question: What causes war? We will assess various theories regarding the causes of
    war, focusing on explanations that originate at the systemic, dyadic, state, societal and individual levels of analysis. Finally, this course will provide an opportunity for students to understand the workings of a peaceful resolution to various conflicts and war. This class is designed around a number of interlocking elements. In the first place, lectures present the major theoretical approaches such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism etc. related with the causes of war. In the second place, this course will discuss major contemporary issues of global conflicts.

    Course Requirements

    The students are required to read the materials before they come to class. Students are expected
    to answer questions and conduct discussions based on the assigned readings. Active participation
    is greatly encouraged.

    Textbook and other Course Materials:

    • Art, Robert J. and Robert Jervis. International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary
    Issues, 11th edition. Longman (A & J)
    • Payne, Richard J. Global Issues: Politics, Economics, and Culture, 3rd Edition. Longman (Payne)
    Additional selected reading may be assignment.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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