This seminar will concentrate on war ethics including ethics /of/ war (/jus ad bellum/) and ethics /in/ war (/jus in bello/). We will examine just war theory, international law, and state practice looking at examples from a number of conflicts including WWII, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the Iraq war. Students will each lead one seminar based on a 5 page review of the readings, and will write a 12-15 page research paper, following from a proposal, on the topic of their choice.
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars will provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research. Junior seminars fulfill upper-DIV requirements in the major.
Subfield: International Relations
Political Science Majors of Junior or Senior status, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3. Students must place themselves on the waitlist through TeleBEARS in Phase II. Selection and notification will occur around January 9, 2012.