The Politics of Arms Control

POL 2850 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Presents the latest thinking about arms control issues. Weapons of mass destruction threaten humanity. Discusses the evolution of nuclear weapons, strategies for their use, progress in agreements to limit and reduce nuclear delivery systems and warheads, and future arms-control options. Topics include chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction and ways to limit their spread. Analyzes the choices facing the world where offensive nuclear weapons are concerned, how building national missile defenses could affect arms control, and how nations might reduce the dangers involved in arms proliferation.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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