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Dr. Alexandre Pantsov and
Dr. Michael Yosha
WF 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Location: Room 034, Lazenby Hall
Class #:
19265
Credits:
3
This course provides an introduction to
the historical and social development of
China and Japan. The primary focus of
the course is to demonstrate the
contemporary
similarities
and
differences between the two countries
in regard to geography/ecology, social
structure, religious beliefs, politics, and
economics. This course will provide
adequate preparations for students
interested in pursuing other course
work in the culture area of East Asia.
Prerequisites: None. GEC-R AND GE
Social Science, and International Issues
course.
2050
Prof. Kendra McSweeney
MW 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 1080, Derby Hall
Class #:
31925
Credits:
3
The fundamental purpose of this
course is to acquaint students with
Latin America, in particular the
economic
progress
it
has
experienced to date as well as the
prospects for future development.
To begin, the region's geography,
demographic characteristics, and
history are outlined. Most of the
course deals with economic
development.
Latin America’s
experience with state-directed
approaches to development is
described, as is the recent trend
toward economic liberalization.
Fulfills the GEC-R AND GE Social
Science & International Issues
requirement.
2100
Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union
Dr. Tatyana Nestorova MWF 10:20 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Room 082, University Hall
Call #:
19267
Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the
history, politics, economy, society and foreign
policy of the former Soviet Union. Particular
attention will be drawn to the meaning of the
Soviet experience and current trends in
Russia. Students will be able to gain an
insight into the lives of ordinary people and
to develop criteria for evaluating current and
future developments in the region.
GEC‐R AND GE Social Science, and International Issues course.
2250
INTRODUCTION TO
EASTERN EUROPE SINCE WWII Prof. Tatyana Nestorova
MWF 12:40 PM – 1:35 PM
Location: Room 191, Mendenhall Lab
Class #: 26499
Credits: 3
This course will provide a general
survey of the former Soviet bloc
countries with a special emphasis on
the diversity of the region. Students
will explore the rise and fall of the
Communist regimes in Eastern Europe
and will assess the nature of the postCommunist changes in the area.
Particular emphasis will be placed on
the disintegration of Communist
Yugoslavia and the role played by the
U.S. in this process. Students will be
expected to develop an understanding
of the prospects and challenges facing
Eastern Europe today.
Prerequisites: None. GEC-R AND GE
Social Science, and International Issues
course.
2251
Introduction to
Development Studies
Prof. Max Woodworth
WF 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
House 4 Gateway Film Center
Class #: 19277
Credits: 3
HONORS SECTION
Dr. Omar Keshk
T R 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 186, Hagerty Hall
Class #: 25969
Credits: 3
This course introduces the beginning student
to the field of development studies. The
subject of development studies is the
development process in Latin America,
Africa, and Asia. The definition of the
concept "development" is controversial, but
its core idea is improvement in human well ‐
being. Economics has been the leading
discipline in development studies, but
historians, anthropologists, sociologists,
political scientists and others have also made
major contributions to the field.
Fulfills the GEC‐R AND GE Social Science & International Issues requirement. 2500 & 2500H
Feast or Famine:
The Global Business of Food
Norman Maldonado Vargas
TR 3:55 PM – 5:15 PM
Room 306, Pomerene Hall
AEDECON #: 28443
INTSTDS #:
19255
Credits:
3
Is there enough food for everyone in the world? Are human
numbers increasing faster or slower than food
supplies? Where are people going hungry and why? Does
globalization help people eat better, or does it create food
insecurity? Questions and issues of this sort are addressed in
this class.
This course addresses trends in the consumption and
production of food. Specific objectives reflect a general focus
on the allocation of edible commodities and the resources
used to produce same. We will look at how changes in food
demand relates to improvements in living standards, as well
as, examine the impact of technological improvement both on
agriculture and on the human and natural resources
harnessed for crop and livestock production.
Prerequisite: None.
issues course.
GEC social science and international
AED Economics & International Studies 2580
IntroductiontoPeaceStudies
Prof. Benjamin McKean WF 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 1180, Postle Hall
Class #: 19273
Credits: 3
Dr. John Carlarne
TR 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM Room 060, Jennings Hall
Class #: 19274
Credits: 3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the
quest for peace. It traces major issues in the field of peace
studies and it introduces a variety of strategies to achieve
peace. Students are encouraged to explore the numerous
dimensions of violence and the prospects for peace in our
world today. It is hoped that by gaining a deeper
understanding of the global dialogue on the meaning of
peace, students will be able to participate in creative
thinking about how humankind might build societies based
on non‐violence, social, political, and economic well‐being,
social justice, and ecological balance.
Fulfills the GEC‐R AND GE Social Science & International Issues requirement. For Honors section, must be enrolled in the university’s honors program.
2800
INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN EUROPE
Prof. Darla Munroe
TR 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
House 4 Gateway Film Center
Class #: 19270
Credits: 3
Prof. Philipp Rehm
WF 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
House 3 Gateway Film Center
Class #: 30472
Credits: 3
This course presents an introductory
overview of the historical background to
modern Western Europe. It surveys the
development of society and politics in seven
European countries,
as well as the
evolution of art, architecture and music
from the 11th century until the outbreak of
the Second World War.
Prerequisites: None. GEC-R AND GE Social
Science, and International Issues course.,
or GEC-R AND GE History course.
3350
Introduction to
Globalization & Culture
Prof. Nina Berman
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 134, Hayes Hall
Class #: 16712
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the broader experience of
globalization by examining cultural representations in relation
to the circumstances and conditions of the globalization
process. The course is organized chronologically, and divided
into four units: the period before European hegemony; the era
of European colonialism and imperialism; the period of
decolonization and modernization; and the contemporary
context. These units serve to highlight continuities and changes
in the globalization process. Questions of empire, migration,
various types of networks, and the relationship between local
lives and larger political and economic systems are central to all
units. With the onset of European colonization and imperialism,
however, the scale and nature of the interdependency of
different areas of the world changed dramatically. The broad
timeframe of the course allows a systematic discussion of these
changes. The course pays particular attention to the ways in
which human lives are affected by different aspects of
globalization. Class discussion centers on cultural texts and
other artifacts, which will be analyzed in light of various
background readings.
SPRING 2015
COMPARATIVE STUDIES
3360
Dr. Omar Keshk
MW 11:10AM – 12:30PM
Room 125, Derby Hall
Class #:
19276
Credits:
3
MW 2:20PM – 3:40PM
Room 125, Derby Hall
Class #:
19290
Credits:
3
TR 2:20PM – 3:40PM
Room 125, Derby Hall
Class #:
25233
Credits:
3
The ability to manipulate, analyze, and present
data is an essential career tool in the 21st
century. Students in this class will be taught
the basics of data presentation and analysis,
as well as, how to use the most common data
analysis and presentation software packages
available (EXCEL, SAS, SPSS, Stata and R).
Upon completion of the course, students will
be able to analyze and present data using the
most common software packages in the
private and public sectors as well as
academia.
Prerequisites: None. Fulfills the GEC-R and
GE Data Analysis course. This course is
cross-listed with Economics 3400.
3400
HUMAN RIGHTS: An Introduction
Prof. Maria Tappata
WF 2:20PM – 3:40PM
Room 335, Campbell Hall
Class #:
31685
Credits:
3
The course provides an introduction to the question
of human rights. We will examine the conceptual
history as well as the practice of human rights
through interdisciplinary texts. We will consider:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
the classic texts
the history and politics of human rights’ adoption internationally and domestically, the currency of the concept of human rights in domestic and international political disputes,
the critics that have challenged the principles and uses of human rights, and views that seek to politicize human rights.
Prerequisites: None. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster in English. November 1949.
3450
Introduction to Intelligence
Dr. James Schnell
TR 8:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Room 040, Jennings Hall
Class #: 19259
Credits: 3
TR 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Room 029, Derby Hall
Class #: 19281
Credits: 3
Among the important consequences of
the tragedies of 9/11 have been a
renewed
emphasis
upon
the
importance of intelligence gathering
and analysis for the protection of
modern societies and a critical concern
for the problems and dangers inherent
in such a complex and uncertain
enterprise. This class will provide the
student
with
a
comprehensive
introduction to the intelligence arts.
After a brief historical introduction to the
U.S. intelligence system, the “nuts and
bolts”
of
intelligence
collection,
analysis,
covert
action
and
counterintelligence will be explored.
Prerequisites: None.
3700
Introduction to
Homeland Security
Dr. David Winn
MWF 9:10 AM – 10:05 AM
Room 209, Campbell Hall
Class #: 19260
Credits: 3
Prof. Frank Stratman
TR 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM
Room 215, Converse Hall
Class #: 19261
Credits: 3
This undergraduate course provides students with a
comprehensive overview of U.S. homeland security. It places
homeland security in the context of overall national security and
introduces students to the historic, current and emerging
threats to strategic interests in the U.S. homeland, with
particular emphasis on domestic and foreign terrorism.
Students are also introduced to the organizations, laws,
strategies, plans, programs and technologies that exist or are
being developed to deal with current and future homelandsecurity challenges. As well, they are prepared to assess
systematically, objectively and rigorously various homelandsecurity problems and issues and to develop and effectively
communicate appropriate recommendations to responsible
decision makers. Finally, the course acquaints students with
government and non-government career opportunities related
to various areas of homeland security.
Prerequisites: none
3701
Introduction to Globalization
Prof. Kevin Cox
TR 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 191, Mendenhall Lab
Class #: 19271
Credits: 3
Globalization is perhaps the most widely discussed, and
controversial, concept of the early 21st century. It has
become a watchword among politicians, policy makers,
political activists, academics and the media. A common
claim is that it is the most profound change taking place
in human affairs, a key force shaping our lives and
affecting everyone on the planet in one way or another.
It remains, however, an essentially contested concept.
Most people have at best a vague understanding of
what globalization actually
is or means, not least
because the debates surrounding this idea are complex
and often contradictory. This course is designed to
introduce students to these debates and to explore
globalization in all its aspects, economic, political,
cultural, environmental and technological. Its aim is to
provide a critical appreciation of the benefits and costs
that contemporary globalization is likely to present for
world society.
Prerequisites: None. Fulfills the GEC‐R AND GE Social
Science & International Issues requirement.
3850
MODEL
Dr. Brook Beshah
Mondays: 2:15‐5:00PM
Room 164, Jennings Hall
Class Number: 26127
Credits: 3
This course is a three credit two part course. The course focuses on the African Union (AU) which came into being in May 2001 in Addis Ababa and was launched in South Africa in July 2002.
In Part I, the course will cover among other things the following: The genesis of the ideas of Pan Africanism; the efforts to bring about unity among African peoples living in 50 plus countries; the struggle for national liberation; achievements of independence by African peoples and a survey of the strategies and tactics used by prominent pre and post‐independence leaders to unite the Africa peoples living in colonially drawn artificial boundaries. Part II of the course has the goal and objective of undertaking model simulation exercises of the workings of the African Union. Course participants will be organized into teams; work on a recent or current African issue; undertake research and present their findings in simulation sessions. Please note since this course requires group activities, attendance is mandatory. 4195
Globalization & Soccer
Dr. Tatyana Nestorova
MWF 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM
Room 243, Campbell Hall
Class #:
19278
Credits:
3
The course will look at soccer beyond the game
and as an example of the globalization processes
in the post‐World War II period.
•
How does soccer relate to nationalism and national identity, particularly in the context of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro Cup?
•
How has soccer become the dominant global game but not a dominant sport in the United States?
•
Can soccer be used as a measure of transnational cultural, political and social connectivity?
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.
4195
Living Jerusalem: Ethnography & Bridge Blogging in Disputed Territory
Instructors: Noura Dabdoub, JD
Time:
T R 9:35 – 10:55 AM
Location:
Room 145, Hagerty Hall
Class #:
19272
Credits:
3
The Living Jerusalem course is an experimental multidisciplinary seminar focused on Jerusalem’s multiple
histories, cultures, religions, and political conflicts.
Students are encouraged and guided in respectfully
voicing their perspectives in dialogue with classmates,
weblogs, and in video conferences with guest speakers.
One of our goals is to better understand virtual
communication. Students develop a class weblog and
individual blogs through which they respond to class
readings, discussions, and perspectives. During the
semester, we will hold 3-6 videoconference sessions with
Israeli and Palestinian faculty and/or students in
Jerusalem.
Living Jerusalem course students will have the unique
opportunity to apply for and attend a study abroad tour to
Jerusalem in May 2015. Application deadline is
November 1, 2014. See www.livingjerusalem.com for
more information.
Prerequisite: None.
SPRING 2015
International Studies 4200
Prof. Khulkar Matchanova
WF 12:45 PM – 2:05 PM
Room 1042, Smith Lab
Class #: 32241
Credits: 3
Located in an important geostrategic position between Russia,
China, Southern Asia and the Middle
East and with extensive natural
resources, in the aftermath of the
September the 11 Central Asia has
found itself in the center of world’s
attention. This introductory course
addresses traditional issues of world
affairs. These involve states,
(Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan) and
peoples of the region. Topics include
ethnicity, colonialism, nationalism,
Islamism, Pan-movements as well
as democratization, human rights,
civil conflict, economic development,
the
environment,
globalization,
regionalism and principles of
collective security.
Prerequisite: None.
4253
Economic Development in Developing Countries
Prof. Joyce Chen
TR 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 250, Hopkins Hall
AEDE Class #: 28463
IS Class #:
19249
Credits:
3
This course is designed to introduce
students to the major problems of the
developing world and to analyze them using
the principles and concepts of development
economics. It is aimed at students who
want to develop an understanding of real
world problems. Initially it will focus on
problems
of
poverty,
inequality,
unemployment, rapid population growth,
and rural development. Later the course
will explore issues surrounding the
globalization of trade and finance, the
transition from former communist to
market economies and the interface
between sustainability of the environment
and economic development.
Prerequisites: Ag Econ 2001 (200) or Econ
2001 (200), or Permission of Instructor.
AED Economics & International Studies 4535
Middle Eastern Economic Development Dr. Ida Mirzaie
T R 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 160, MacQuigg Lab INT STDS Class #: 19280
AEDECON Class #: 29236
Econ Class #:
17984
Credits:
3
This course intends to extend understanding of
the economic issues facing Middle Eastern
countries. Building upon basic principles of
economics, this course seeks to introduce
students to current economic issues from a
regional standpoint to shed light on cross‐
regional similarities and differences. After
covering background information on the
geography, culture, and social environment of
the Middle East, the course will cover each
country’s internal situation (e.g. growth,
inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary
policy) and external situation (e.g. import,
export, foreign debt, and exchange rate policy).
Throughout the course, we will also discuss
current events and issues related to Middle
Eastern countries.
Prerequisite: AED ECON 2001 or ECON 2001.
Agricultural Economics, Economics & International Studies 4537
Economic Development of Latin America
Prof. Douglas Southgate
WF 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Room 2150, Smith Lab
AED Econ class #: 28464
INT STDS class #: 19250
Credits: 3
The objective of the course is to help students
understand some dimensions of the Latin
American economic experience to better
appreciate the link between economic analysis
and policy and some of the recent
development and policy debates. A historical
approach will be used initially to analyze the
experiences of the major nations over the
course of the last century. Key economic
concepts will be used to trace the important
shifts in Latin American economic thinking,
such as the move from inward looking
investment programs to structural adjustment
as mediated by the oil shocks and debt crises.
Major issues such as corruption, poverty,
inequality and the environment will also be
discussed.
AED Economics & International Studies
Prerequisite: Ag Econ 2001or Econ 2001.
4538
China’s Economic Reforms & Globalization
Yue Hua
MWF 12:40 PM – 1:35 PM
Room 115, Caldwell Lab
AEDE Class #:
28465
INTSTDS Class #: 19251
Credits:
3
China’s economic reforms have been a success story in economic development. China is a very
fascinating country to learn about its social and economic structures and its role and emerging influence
on the world economy.
This course introduces China’s economic reform strategies and development transformation during the
last 25 years. Main topics includes China’s economic and social institution since the Mao era, China’s
resource base and economic institution, mix of market and socialist systems, agricultural and rural
development, population and demographics, and the political economy of China’s reforms, globalization
and its accession to the World Trade Organization.
Prerequisites: Ag Econ 2001 or Econ 2001.
AED Economics & International Studies 4539
International Commerce & the World Economy
Prof. Ian Sheldon
TR 12:45 PM – 2:05 PM
Room 306, Pomerene Hall
AEDE Class #:
28466
INT STDS Class #: 19252
Credits: 3
The primary objective is for you to understand how
international trade theory and policy can aid
business and trade policy decisions. The historical
and future importance of international trade to the
U.S. economy will be examined. You will apply
concepts of international trade theory to a wide
variety of issues fundamental to the success of
business firms which operate within a global
environment. You will develop a framework of
thinking analytically about trade policy issues so you
won’t fall prey to unscientific advocacy positions or
simplistic thinking.
Prerequisite: AED Econ 2001, or Econ 2001, or permission of the instructor.
AED Economics & International Studies
4540
BIOTERRORISM: An Overview
Prof. Michael Boehm
MW 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Room 371, Journalism Bldg. IS class #: 31185
PP class #: 31182
Credits:
3
This course provides a broad introduction
and awareness of the threat of bioterrorism
to national and global security. Following an
introduction to historic events and
government
agencies
involved
in
bioterrorism, the course focuses on the
impact of bioterrorism on our public health,
food supply, and animal livestock.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing.
Course website: http://plantpath.osu.edu/courses/plntpth‐4550\
THIS IS A FIRST SESSION (7 WEEK) COURSE.
International Studies & Plant Pathology
4550
Cooperation & Conflict in the Global Economy
Jingchao Li
MWF 4:10 PM – 5:05 PM
Room 010, Page Hall
Econ class #: 17943
IS Class #:
19256
Credits:
3
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the means of
conceptualizing and assessing the impact of the process known as
GLOBALIZATION.
The contemporary phase of growing economic
interdependence of national economies will be put in the historical context of
previous periods so that students can evaluate the extent to which the
contemporary global economy is something qualitatively and quantitatively
unique. Students will explore the major issues and debates regarding free trade.
Prerequisites: Ag Econ 2001 or Econ 2001.01 or 2001.02, and Econ 2002. Cross‐
listed with Econ 4560.
Economics & International Studies 4560
World Population, Food & Environment
Prof. Douglas Southgate TR 3:55 PM – 5:15 PM
Room 1005, Smith Lab
AED ECON Class #: 32370
INTSTDS Class #: 32368
Credits:
3
Prof. Douglas Southgate (HONORS SECTION)
TR 12:45 PM – 2:05 PM
Room 239, Journalism Building
AED ECON Class #: 28468
INT STDS Class #: 19253
Credits:
3
This course addresses population growth and the
challenges it poses – in particular, the challenge of
providing everyone with an adequate diet while
simultaneously conserving the natural resources on
which agriculture and other economic activities
depend. Since human numbers are increasing more
rapidly in poor countries than anywhere else, special
attention is paid to population growth and the
prospects for environmentally sound agricultural
development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The
problems arising as a transition is made from
communism to a market economy are examined as
well since agricultural development has lagged,
environmental deterioration has been pronounced, or
both in many of the nations experiencing this
transition.
This course fulfills the GEC‐R AND GE Contemporary world requirement. Cross‐listed with Agricultural Economics. Honors section, students must be enrolled in the university’s honors program.
AED Economics & International Studies
Source: Tennessee Dept. of Health.
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis WF 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 034, Lazenby Hall
Class #: 19279
Credits: 3
HONORS:
TR 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room A0103, Physical Activity Bldg. (PAES)
Class #: 31681
Credits: 3
Terror and terrorism have been prominent features of Western political culture since the French Revolution. For the
most part, modern terrorism is of European origin, and the ideas, goals, and methods of European terrorists have
inspired terrorists in non‐Western nations. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the ideology,
motivation, and methods of numerous terrorist groups of the last two centuries in order to provide a basis for an
understanding of contemporary terrorist organizations.
Specifically, we will address the terror of the French Revolution, anarchism and revolutionary terrorism in 19th
century Europe, terrorism in Latin America, European domestic terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s, national liberation
and separatist movements, Middle Eastern terrorism, and the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
against the United States.
Prerequisites: None.
FEMA/Dana Trytten
4700 Development & Control of
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
WF 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 309, Campbell Hall
Class #: 19248
Credits: 3
This course offers students an overview of the issues
relating to atomic, biological, and chemical weapons,
commonly referred to as weapons of mass
destruction (WMD). Since the end of the Cold War,
the proliferation of these kinds of weapons has
become one of America’s primary security concerns;
thus an understanding of the weapons and their
capabilities is an essential component of
understanding national security more broadly.
This class will approach WMD from three angles.
First, it will take a historical perspective, exploring the
development and use of these weapons in past
conflicts.
Second, it will examine the scientific
foundation of the most significant WMD threats.
While not a science class, students must certainly
have a basic understanding of the way that these
kinds of weapons function in order to assess the
threat that they represent.
No prior science
background on the part of students is assumed, but
they must be prepared to learn some basic biology,
chemistry, and physics.
Prerequisites: None
4701
A Global War on Terror? America’s Response to the 9/11 Attacks
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 371, Journalism Bldg. Class #: 31682
Credits: 3
This course will explore the domestic and international impacts of the 9/11 terrorist
attacks against the United States. During the class we will explore four different but
interrelated “wars:” the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan and its spillover into
Pakistan; the global campaign against Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda movement resulting in
bin Laden’s death in Pakistan in 2011; the American led war in Iraq, the subsequent
breakdown of order, and the establishment of a powerful al Qaeda presence there; and
the war on the homefront—the curtailment of civil liberties, the question of torture, the
militarization of American society, and cases of domestic terrorism.
We will explore these four wars in a variety of ways. We will have some conventional
readings and lectures to establish context. We will also read several memoirs and watch
several films to try to understand how these facets of the post 9/11 world are being
remembered and represented. Classroom discussion of films and memoirs will be an
essential component of a strong performance in the course. There will be several
medium‐length written assignments as well.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. 4704
Cultural Diplomacy
Prof. Dorothy Noyes
WF 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 024, Hayes Hall
Class #:
31680
Credits: 3
Dr. Donald Hempson
COMPLETELY ONLINE
Class #:
27212
Credits: 3
This course explores cultural diplomacy (CD), broadly
understood: the exchange of performances and ideas across
state borders with the intention of building political influence,
abroad or at home. We consider the theory and practice of
cultural diplomacy in several contexts. To begin with, we
explore the current prominence of the culture concept in
international affairs, considering both its useful ambiguities
and its limitations as an analytical tool. Then we consider
diplomacy itself as a kind of cultural performance. Next we
look at the historical context in which state‐sponsored CD
took shape in the twentieth century, followed by the rise of
grassroots alternatives to the Cold War model, emerging from
both postcolonial and domestic resistance. Finally we look at
the recent revitalization and reshapings of cultural diplomacy
in response to consumer capitalism, the globalization of
public opinion, new media, and geopolitical shifts. In each
case we’ll examine concrete examples of cultural forms in
motion to consider the possible effects and efficacy of CD
initiatives. Requirements include quizzes, two take‐home
exams, and a short paper observing a cultural performance.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.
4800
Dr. John Carlarne
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room A0105, Physical Activity Bldg. (PAES)
Class #: 31582
Credits: 3
Integrated seminar focusing on problems
encountered with peace strategies and both
short and long‐term prospects for peaceful
change. In addition this course will focus on
key texts by, about and selected by leading
peace activists past and present. By
conducting thorough textual analyses of
these readings we will build a better
understanding of the web of relationships
among peace as idea, goal and action.
Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing or
permission of instructor.
4802
Peacekeeping & Collective Security
Dr. Robert Woyach
WF 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Room 060, Page Hall
Class #: 19266
Credits: 3
This course explores the theory and practice of international
peacekeeping and collective security, two key multinational
responses to international violence. Investigating specific
cases in depth, we will try to better understand (1) when
peacekeeping and collective security are appropriate, (2)
when they are likely to occur, (3) what constitutes success in
such operations, and (4) the variables that affect success.
Special attention will be given to the differences between
traditional peacekeeping, which evolved in the 1950s and
1960s, and the “new peacekeeping,” which is illustrated by
various operations.
The key goals of this course are to prepare students to:
analyze the evolution of peacekeeping and collective
security within the international community and the
theoretical distinctions among intervention, collective
security, peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and peace
building; identify the conditions that allow peacekeeping or
collective security to occur and the conditions that enhance
its likely success; and evaluate the effectiveness of
peacekeeping in particular cases from an international
politics, organizational, and interpersonal/social perspective.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.
4803
TWO KOREAS: Examining a Regional Rivalry
Dr. Young‐bae Hwang
T R 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 338, Enarson Classroom Building
Undergraduate Class #: 30041
Graduate Class #: 30213
Credits:
3
The main objective of this course is to provide students with the
introductory understanding on the Korean peninsula. While we look at
various theoretical explanations, this course will focus on the nature of
North and South Korean regional rivalry and its global impacts. We will
examine various security issues including the North Korean nuclear threat,
military alliances, and reunification prospects. In addition, we will discuss
several economic issues such as the differential growth paths and recent
economic and financial woes in both Koreas.
Prerequisites: none.
5050
East Asia in the Post-Cold War Era:
Issues in Regional Security & Economic Development
Dr. Young‐bae Hwang
WF 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 209, Denney Hall
Undergrad Class#: 32039
Grad Class #: 32040
Credits:
3
The purpose of this course is to acquaint
ourselves with and to analyze East Asian
regional security as well as economic issues
in the post‐ Cold War era. While we look at
the region as an international subsystem,
we will focus on the interaction between
the regional level and its global
consequences. First, we will discuss the
various theoretical perspectives on East
Asian studies with special emphasis on IR
(International
Relations)
and
IPE
(International
Political
Economy)
perspectives. Second, we will examine the
recent issues on regional security, such as
China‐Taiwan conflict, North‐South Korean
rivalry and regional arms races. Finally, we
will consider the economic, financial and
developmental issues in this region.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher, or permission of instructor.
5051
AssessingLeadershipStyle
Dr. Robert Woyach
WF 12:45 PM ‐ 2:05 PM
Room 024, Hayes Hall Undergrad Class #: 26125
Graduate Class #: 26126
Credits: 3
Leadership analysis is one of the core “disciplines” of intelligence analysis that
draw on theory and research from the social and behavioral sciences. This course
provides students with a foundation for doing leadership analysis. It focuses on
key theories and research in political psychology that are used to assess leadership
style. These include frameworks related to personality, motivation, belief system,
cognitive style, and decision making. It looks at the mission of leadership analysis
and its place within the US intelligence community. Finally, it helps students learn
how to apply critical thinking skills as they assess the leadership style of various
world leaders.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. 5195
Globalization & Latin America
Prof. Abril Trigo
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 002, Lazenby Hall
IS Class #:
19269
Spanish Class #: 23976
Credits:
3
This course explores some of the current
debates on globalization in Latin America
and recent and interrelated transformations
in the economies, politics, and cultures of
the region. Three specific "problems" will
be examined from several disciplinary
perspectives: drugs and drug trafficking, the
supposed dissolution of the nation‐state,
and the rise of indigenous movements.
Students will be encouraged to address
topics relevant to their major(s) in an
interdisciplinary manner. The course is
designed around a series of lectures by
experts in their fields. This course is cross‐
listed with Spanish, but is taught in English.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing or Higher.
International Studies & Spanish 5640
Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
Dr. Alam Payind
TR 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 214, Enarson Classroom Building
IS Class #:
31611
NELC Class #:
32551
Credits:
3
This course has developed out of the consensus among
Middle East experts that a proper understanding of recent
events in the Middle East requires more than a casual or
narrowly‐focused knowledge of the cultural, social, historical,
economic, religious and political background of these events.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to study,
through an in‐depth interdisciplinary approach, one of the
world’s most complex yet important regions which, except for
its crises, is virtually ignored in the news media of most
Western countries. This course will seek to illuminate the
host of factors underlying contemporary issues in the Middle
East and in some North African and Central Asian countries.
The first 15 minutes of each session will be devoted to
discussions and analyses of daily developments in Middle
Eastern countries.
Prerequisites: INTSTDS 2200 (245) or Junior Standing.
SPRING 2015
5645
Rebuilding Failed & Weak States
Prof. Trevor Brown
TR 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Room 115, Mendenhall Lab
INT STDS:
26043
PUBAFRS:
5169
Credits:
3
This course tackles the question of how to design policies and programs to rebuild failed
and weak nation states into functioning, if not vibrant, democracies. In pursuit of this
end, we will examine the causes of nation state failure, the trajectories or pathways to
and from failure, and the ingredients purported to contribute to the consolidation of
democracy. In addition, we will critically assess the policies and programs of
international actors intent upon aiding the transition to democracy. In particular, we
will examine the programmatic efforts of one of the primary development organs – the
U.S. Agency for International Development – in three settings: Ukraine, Rwanda and
Iraq. We will assess USAID’s current complement of programs in each of these three
settings and make informed judgments about whether they should be expanded,
changed, or abolished. Ultimately, we will examine whether attempting to rebuild
failed and weak nation states is an activity worthy of undertaking at all. Maybe weak
states should be allowed to fail.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing or Permission of Instructor.
International Studies & Public Affairs 5700
Advanced Intelligence
Anita Bucknam
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 136, Jennings Hall
Class #: 27376
Credits: 3
HONORS SECTION:
TR 2:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Room 136, Jennings Hall
Class #: 26111
Credits: 3
This courses focuses on some of the
controversial issues facing today's US
Intelligence Community. Students will
discuss, in depth, such issues as the role of
secret activities domestically within the US;
the appropriate level of legal constraints
on intelligence activities overseas; and the
uses, and misuses, policymakers make of
intelligence. Students will get hands‐on
practice analyzing current events from an
intelligence perspective, and preparing
their analysis for presentation to US
policymakers, including the President.
Students will also discuss a range of new
intelligence challenges for the 21st century
‐‐ among them terrorism, the proliferation
of weapons of mass destruction, epidemics
and natural disasters, and international
organized crime ‐‐ and how the intelligence
community is preparing to meet them.
Prerequisite: International Studies 3700
(350), or permission of department.
Embedded Honors section.
5701 & 5701E
Thinking And Writing: A Practicum for INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS
Anita Bucknam
TR 9:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Room 209, Campbell Hall
Class #: 26119
Credits: 3
This is a hands‐on course. Students will learn how to apply critical thinking skills to current national security issues, and will learn, and practice, analytic techniques taught and used in the US Intelligence Community. They will practice writing short, focused papers designed to provide high‐
level US policymakers, especially the President, with detailed analysis on international events. Students will also learn oral briefing techniques as they are taught and used in the Intelligence Community, and will practice presenting analysis in a face‐to‐face, analyst‐to‐consumer format.
Course Goals: • Develop skills in written communication, critical thinking, and oral expression.
Course Learning Objectives: • Develop critical and analytic thinking skills • Strengthen expository writing skills, including editing techniques • Improve research methods, including an awareness of how to evaluate sources of information • Enhance oral communication techniques Prerequisites: 3700 (350)
5703
International Law
Prof. Basil Kardaras
TR 8:00AM – 9:20AM
Room 207, Pomerene Hall
Class #: 31679
Credits: 3
International law is an essential dimension
of global governance that affects and
shapes the lives of people, the affairs of
nations, and the condition of the planet.
The objective of the course is to provide
students with the foundational and
structural forces of international law that
shape the content and character of
national and international relations. It will
examine the complex and varied sources,
traditions, customs, functions, and
structures of international law and their
significance in maintaining stability, order,
communication, and continuity between
nations,
people,
and
international
organizations.
Prerequisites:
Higher.
Sophomore Standing or
5800

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