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IRLS414 - Principles of Peacekeeping

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS414 Course ID: 3452 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course explores logistics in peacekeeping operations. Students will gain an understanding of the concepts, principles, and strategies that govern logistical support for UN and regional peace operations. Emphasis is placed on building an understanding of the role, responsibilities, and limitations facing those who manage logistics for peace operations. This includes challenges surrounding funding and rapid deployment, as well as the advantages and challenges associated with public/private partnerships and a multi-dimensional approach to peacekeeping logistics.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Recognize basic theories that explain the international system, the causes and impact of war and political violence, conflict resolution, and peace operations.

CO-2 Describe the characteristics of today's peace operations environment and how it affects humanitarian assistance and military operations.

CO-3Examine planning considerations for peace operations across the basic functions of peace operations.

CO-4 Appraise the relevant actors involved in peace operations.

CO-5 Analyze and construct peace operations and apply the knowledge in research design and simulation.

CO-6 Assess the roles, responsibilities, and options of the United Nations in global peace operations.

CO-7 Evaluate challenges and new concepts for peacekeeping operations.

NameGrade %
Progress Assignments 30.00 %
Research Project/Pick One: Emerging Issues 15.00 %
Peacekeeping Operations 15.00 %
Simulation 25.00 %
Simulation Exercise: Gaza 25.00 %
Paper: Design your own PKO 25.00 %
Final Paper: Design a PKO 25.00 %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum 3 6.67 %
Forum 5 6.67 %
Forum 7 6.67 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.