Political Science Intensive Writing course still has seats for Fall 2018

Do you still need an Intensive Writing course for your degree?

A new section of POLS-Y 490 was opened in late July. It carries Intensive Writing credit and is open to any junior or senior in any major. There are no prerequisites.

POLS-Y490, section 37619, Topic: “Nuclear Weapons and International Politics”

Professor Sumit Ganguly, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00pm

Counts for COLL Intensive Writing; open to juniors/seniors in any major.

If you are not sure whether you still need Intensive Writing or not, please consult your advisor.

Course Description:

The nuclear age began with the first test of an atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. Since that fateful day they have only been used twice in warfare, on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This course will explore the significance of nuclear weapons in global politics. Why do states seek to acquire them? What are the principal legal, technical and organizational obstacles to the acquisition of nuclear weapons? Are they the only genuine weapons of mass destruction? If so, why?