Course Schedule

Section # Date Topics and Readings
Section I: History and Theory 1 8-Jan Introduction
2 15-Jan Theories of War and Peace
3 22-Jan Histories of War and Peace
4 29-Jan History and Theory
Section II: Great Power Conflict 5 5-Feb The Peloponnesian War
6 12-Feb The Crimean War
7 19-Feb The Origins of World War I
8 26-Feb The Origins of World War II
9 5-Mar The Origins of the Cold War

Spring Recess

Section III: Contemporary Conflict 10 19-Mar Civil War and Insurgency
11 26-Mar GWOT: Afghanistan and Iraq?
 12  2-Apr Return of Pre-Modern War: ISIL
Section IV: Conflict Duration, Termination, and the Future or War
13 9-Apr Duration and Termination
14 16-Apr The Future of War