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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 311 Introduction to International Law

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the role and function of international law in the world system, emphasizing its history, structure, and ability to mitigate conflict. Participants examine the major components of international law, with particular emphasis on human rights and the law of armed conflict. Subjects covered include the use of force, arms control, detention and torture, terrorism, war crimes, and self-determination. This course utilizes reading, research, discussion and simulations, to assist participants in applying legal concepts to current international situations.