Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

War in the Contemporary World
0.5 Credit

This course will demonstrate that the problem of war has confronted humanity from the beginning of recorded history but will concentrate on the most significant developments with respect to war in the last century. Topics to be explored may include the development of new “war winning” weapons, the causes and consequences of two World Wars, the intensification of efforts to build an international system that prevents war, the life of the soldier, the impact of selected wars of national liberation and contemporary issues such as the rise of ethnic cleansing and child soldiers. {RW}

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4 Contemporary Studies (honours or general).