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STS121:Introduction to Policy and Strategic Studies

This course will introduce students to the study of war and use of force in world politics. It will introduce three schools of thought (strategic studies, security studies and peace/conflict studies) and examines the theories and concepts they deploy to understand contemporary conflict. Moreover, it will examine contemporary practices and address current issues relating to strategy, security and peace. The course will focus first on strategic studies and the pursuit of order and national security, before going on to look at international security more broadly and old and new concerns it raises, before finally considering peace and international interventions to end conflict.