Global Conflict and Human Security (GCHS)

GCHS 710 - Conflict & Human Security

Credits: 4

Examines patterns and trends of violent conflict, the conditions that are likely to lead to war, and the myriad ways violent conflict affects the economy, political system, and cultural norms of a society. Explores the transdisciplinary research on how wars end and the conditions under which mass violence is likely to resume. Reviews methods and tools for peacebuilding and solving human insecurity problems in conflict-affected states.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade

GCHS 720 - Global Governance & Human Security

Credits: 4

An introduction to the concepts and theories of international development and global governance. Examines the global infrastructure for humanitarian relief, development assistance, and human rights advocacy. Focuses on the complementary nature of humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding efforts. Explores how international organizations promote human security (community, economic, environmental, food, health, personal, and political security) in fragile states.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade

GCHS 730 - Good Governance & Human Security

Credits: 4

Explores the interrelatedness of human security domains: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political security. Examines how national actors (state institutions and civil society) and global development actors create and cultivate the foundational governance structures necessary for durable peace and security. Topics include disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), security sector reform (SSR), women, peace and security, and more.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade