Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 4580 - Introduction to War and its Causes

Introduces the concept and causes of war. Discusses the phenomenon of war in the broader context of social behavior, and explores the natural or unnatural elements of international violence.

Requisites: 6 hours in POLS (POLS 2500 recommended)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop written and oral arguments regarding specific wars and their causes.
  • Identify the central arguments regarding the causes of war.
  • Think critically about the phenomenon and ethics of war as well as combat motivations in war.
  • Understand the concept of war in a broad, interdisciplinary way.

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