|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
White Hall 110
|Fotion, Nicholas G.||HAP.||4||1504||TBA.|
This course will deal with what is called Just War Theory (a theory that seeks to answer such questions when is it morally appropriate for a nation to go to war and who may or may not be targeted once a war starts). It will also deal with new technological developments in war. Do robotic weapons change the rules of (just) war? How about the ethics of electronic warfare? Has, for instance, the US already started a war since it is already attacking the electronic establishment in Iran and thus slowing down Iran’s development of atomic weapons?
Level of course. This course is designed for upper class students.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- A New Just War Theory. ISBN: 9780826492593.
- Terrorism: The New World Disorder. ISBN: 9780826492586.
- Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. ISBN: 9780143116844.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Two Exams plus a Final||70%|
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