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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction. Nuclear Weapon: What's in a Name?

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9 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1.2 'Revising Our Knowledge About Nuclear Weapons'6m
2.1 'Nuclear Triad. Delivery Vehicles and Launchers'6m
2.2 'Nuclear Triad: Air'4m
2.3 'Nuclear Triad: Sea'4m
2.4 'Nuclear Triad: Land'4m
2.5 'The Problem of Classification'7m
2.6 'Changing Attitude Towards Nuclear Weapons'7m
2.7 'Requirements for Effective Deterrence'6m
11 readings
Presentation 'The Shape of the Course'10m
Nuclear Threat Initiative Tutorial10m
Presentation 'Revising Our Knowledge About Nuclear Weapons'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad. Delivery Vehicles and Launchers'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Air'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Sea'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Land'10m
Presentation 'The Problem of Classification'10m
Presentation 'Changing Attitude Towards Nuclear Weapons'10m
Presentation 'Requirements for Effective Deterrence'10m
Reading for Week 110m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Nuclear Arms Control

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8 videos (Total 84 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
3.2 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 1'11m
3.3 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 2'12m
3.4 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 3'10m
3.5 'Nuclear Arms Control'3m
3.6 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation'14m
3.7 'Disarmament'13m
3.8 'Tailoring a Nuclear Arms Control Treaty'7m
9 readings
Presentation 'Paradoxes of Nuclear Arms Race'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 1'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 2'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 3'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Arms Control'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation'10m
Presentation 'Disarmament'10m
Presentation 'Tailoring a Nuclear Arms Control Treaty'10m
Reading for Week 210m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The Legacy of the Cold War

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5 videos (Total 36 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
4.2 'The Concept of Strategic Stability'6m
4.3 'ABM Treaty'5m
4.4 'SALT'9m
4.5 'INF Treaty'8m
7 readings
Presentation 'Soviet Legacy and Russian Nuclear Strategy'10m
Presentation 'The Concept of Strategic Stability'10m
Presentation 'ABM Treaty'10m
Presentation 'SALT'10m
Video: Signing of the INF Treaty10m
Presentation 'INF Treaty'10m
Reading for Week 310m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Strategic Nuclear Arms Control: From Limitations to Reductions

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6 videos (Total 60 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
5.2 'Nuclear Arsenal: from Soviet to Russian'6m
5.3 'Pushing Forward START Process'9m
5.4 'A SORT of a Treaty'12m
5.5 'Clash of Interests Around ABM'7m
5.6 'New START'13m
7 readings
Presentation 'The Start of START'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Arsenal: from Soviet to Russian'10m
Presentation 'Pushing Forward START Process'10m
Presentation 'A SORT of a Treaty'10m
Presentation 'Clash of Interests Around ABM'10m
Presentation 'New START'10m
Reading for Week 410m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By KMApr 21st 2019

A great course that covers the basics of about sixty years worth of treaties. If you care about the future of humanity, and your interested in International Relations, this class is a must.

By ITFeb 20th 2018

Excellent Course. One of the best on this site. I wish they had a diploma in military subjects to pursue in person.

Instructors

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Anastasia A. Malygina

Assistant Professor
Department of Theory and History of International Relations
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Andrey Y. Pavlov

Professor
Department of Theory and History of International Relations

About Saint Petersburg State University

Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет (СПбГУ) — старейший вуз России, основанный в 1724 году. Университет сегодня — научный, образовательный и культурный центр мирового значения, неизменно входящий во все международные рейтинги вузов. В номинации взаимодействие с работодателями QS Graduate Employability 2018 СПбГУ занимает 20 место среди 400 ведущих вузов мира и является лучшим в России. В настоящее время СПбГУ реализует 418 образовательных программ, включающих самые современные направления подготовки и специальности. Сертификат об успешном окончании представленных онлайн-курсов дает 5 дополнительных баллов при поступлении на программы магистратуры и аспирантуры СПбГУ. St Petersburg University is the oldest university in Russia, founded in 1724. The University today is a world-class research, educational and cultural centre which is always included in all international rankings of world universities. St Petersburg University was ranked 20th in QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018 among 400 leading universities in the world and is the best in Russia. At present, St Petersburg University offers 418 academic programmes, including the most advanced areas and fields of study. The certificate of successful completion of offered online courses gives five additional points when applying for master’s and doctoral programmes at St Petersburg University....

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