ECON 695: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 695-D01: Defense and Peace Economics
(Summer 2021)


Section Information for Summer 2021

This course cannot be used to fulfill PhD requirements.

This is an online asynchronous class. The course uses the tools of economics to explore various aspects of conflict, defense, and peace. Students will learn how to apply concepts from microeconomics to a variety of issues related to domestic defense and international relations. Among the topics covered are: an exploration of why conflict occurs, different forms of conflict, the arms trade, terrorism, torture, alternatives to conflict and war (e.g., sanctions), nation building, humanitarian intervention, and the impact of different political and economic systems on the likelihood of peace or conflict.

The reading for this course comes from the books, journal articles, and videos listed below. You do not need to purchase any books for this course.

ECON 695-D01 is a distance education section.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.