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Suggested: 6 weeks, 6 hours/week...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks, 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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

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Reading
9 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 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
Reading11 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Nuclear Arms Control

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Reading
8 videos (Total 84 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 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
Reading9 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Legacy of the Cold War

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Reading
5 videos (Total 36 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
4.2 'The Concept of Strategic Stability'6m
4.3 'ABM Treaty'5m
4.4 'SALT'9m
4.5 'INF Treaty'8m
Reading7 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Strategic Nuclear Arms Control: From Limitations to Reductions

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Reading
6 videos (Total 60 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading7 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Final Quiz20m

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

The Saint-Petersburg University (SPbU) is a state university, located in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1724, SPbU is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia. At present, there are more than 30 000 students in SPbU studying 398 programmes...

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