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POL327 Fundamentals of Security Studies

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course introduces students to some of the theoretical approaches and central concepts of Security Studies. The course focuses on both traditional topics, known as ‘guns and bombs’, and non-traditional and ‘new’ threats and issues in Security Studies. The course focuses on different conceptualizations of Security, including political, military, economic, and social. The course enables students to contextualize and understand the current national and international security climate by examining core theories, concepts, and seminal historical events in the field of International Relations and Security Studies.

Prerequisite: POL201 Introduction to Political Science
Co requisite: ENG101