GOVT140 CM - International Politics of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons have the potential to cause extraordinary devastation and require enormous resources to produce. How have these deadliest of all weapons changed international politics? This course will begin with a historical overview of the development of nuclear weapons and a practical introduction to the weapons and their effects. In the first half of the course, we will discuss the strategic implications of nuclear weapons; the reasons states proliferate; nonproliferation efforts; and the use of nuclear weapons in 1945. The second half of the course will be devoted to case studies of states with past or present nuclear weapons programs.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM  

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT140 CM

This course information is from the 2021-2022 Catalog. View this catalog.

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