GOVT 4000

GOVT 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Fall Topic: World War I and International Relations Theory.  No war has more prominently featured in political scientists' investigations of armed conflict than the First World War. From Waltz to Mearsheimer and beyond, many scholars have used insights from World War I to develop theories, and have tested theories against evidence from the case. Given this level of attention, there are surprisingly few settled answers to questions about what happened between 1914 and 1918. Did Germany seek war in 1914? What would have happened if Franz Ferdinand had not been assassinated? What was the role of the Schlieffen Plan? Why did the United States intervene? This course investigates these questions and more, and along the way seeks insight about competing theoretical perspectives on questions about the causes, conduct, and termination of war more generally. (S. Ward)

When Offered Fall, spring.

Permission Note Preference given to: Government juniors and seniors.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: WWI and International Relations Theory

  •  8886GOVT 4000  SEM 102

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors. Fulfills GOVT senior seminar requirement.