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Christopher D Jones
SIS 500
Seattle Campus

International Studies Survey

Explores the development of global interdependence from the fifteenth century to World War II; the interrelationship of politics and economics; and international political economy from contextual, institutional, and historical perspectives. Offered: A.

Class description

This course examines the development of international treaties/international law to control, limit and sometimes eliminate weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. The main focus of the course is on nuclear arms. The principal instructor is Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., former Acting Director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. The other instructor in the course is Assoc. Prof. Christopher Jones, JSIS. Unlike Amb. Graham, Prof. Jones will be on campus throughout the course. The course considers the relationship of arms control to other instruments of national security policy such as military capabilities, military strategies, and military alliances.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures by two instructors, class discussions, frequent papers.

Recommended preparation

proior introduction to ONE of the following: history of U.S., modern Europe, modern East Asia, or other world region; hard science discipline such as physics, chemistry, biology.

Class assignments and grading

Reading assignments; papers assessing the readings.

Papers submitted.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/12/2006