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IRLS415 - Peacekeeping Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS415 Course ID: 3453 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
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Prepare a logistics planning tool that captures key planning considerations for the four stages of the mission life cycle, to include: the pre-planning phase, mission start-up, mandate implementation phase, and transition.

CO – 2 Distinguish among the basic concepts of logistical support by identifying existing peacekeeping operations that utilize each of the four basic concepts of logistical support: the self-reliance concept, lead member state concept, force logistic support group concept, civilian contract support concept.

CO-3 Deconstruct a current or completed UN peacekeeping operation to determine essential logistics principles.

CO-4 Assess UN capabilities for rapid deployment.

CO- 5 Evaluate how the activities, procedures, and responsibilities required by the UN for financing logistical support ensure adequate funding and prevent the misappropriation of funds.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

Specialized Exercise. 8-10 pages including research and analysis.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 3.13 %
Week 2 3.13 %
Week 3 3.13 %
Week 4 3.13 %
Week 5 3.13 %
Week 6 3.13 %
Week 7 3.13 %
Week 8 3.13 %
Assignments 75.00 %
Final Paper/Case Study 25.00 %
Midterm Paper 25.00 %
Progress Assignment/Logistics Planning Tool 25.00 %
  • Journal articles and government reports from selected bibliography, noted below

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
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

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.