Faculty Profile

Craig Nation

Visiting Professor of Political Science and Security Studies (2011)

Contact Information

nationr@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006
717.245.1770

Education

  • B.A., Villanova University, 1968
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1975

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POSC 170-03.

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-03.

INST 260 Hist of Internatn'l Relations
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply theories of international relations to major events and issues in world history. Concepts such as balance of power, appeasement and imperialism will be studied against the backdrop of world historical events such as the Congress of Vienna, World War II, and the Algerian War. Prerequisite: INST 170 or POSC 170.

Spring 2018

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-02.

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POSC 170-02.

INST 290 Global Security
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. The course offers an introduction to Security Studies as an academic field and a practical foundation for professional engagement with security affairs. The search for security is basic to all social and political interaction, but security itself is a contested concept that can be applied in different ways to individuals, states, and the global system. Traditionally, the formal study of International Security has focused on the nation-state, including territorial defense, the role of military assets in pursuit of national interests, and the struggle for power. These concerns remain vital, but in the 21st century the security challenge has broadened to include new kinds of issues and approaches. These include the alternative discourse of Human Security as well as transnational challenges such as criminal trafficking, terrorism, environmental disintegration, pandemic disease, etc. Our course will look closely at both traditional and new security challenges. We will confront the problem of global security conceptually, develop a comprehensive portrait of global security challenges, and explore ways and means available to address them.

POSC 290 Global Security
Cross-listed with INST 290-03. The course offers an introduction to Security Studies as an academic field and a practical foundation for professional engagement with security affairs. The search for security is basic to all social and political interaction, but security itself is a contested concept that can be applied in different ways to individuals, states, and the global system. Traditionally, the formal study of International Security has focused on the nation-state, including territorial defense, the role of military assets in pursuit of national interests, and the struggle for power. These concerns remain vital, but in the 21st century the security challenge has broadened to include new kinds of issues and approaches. These include the alternative discourse of Human Security as well as transnational challenges such as criminal trafficking, terrorism, environmental disintegration, pandemic disease, etc. Our course will look closely at both traditional and new security challenges. We will confront the problem of global security conceptually, develop a comprehensive portrait of global security challenges, and explore ways and means available to address them.