IDIS-151
AU Scholars Resrch Experience
Restriction: AU Scholars.
OPEN
001
The ICC Examined 
01.00
Souris,R 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
The ICC Examined (1) Students explore the philosophical foundations and institutional constraints of the International Criminal Court.
OPEN
002
Hist Documentary Filmmaking 
01.00
Menke-Fish,S 
 
 
W       08:10AM 11:00AM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Historical Documentary Filmmaking (1) Students in this course produce several short historical mini-documentaries for use at The Airlie Center, on websites or for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Students immerse themselves in history, photography, research, writing, storytelling, audio and music, directing, producing and editing.
OPEN
003
Religion in Int'l Affairs 
01.00
Berry,E 
 
 
M       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Religion in International Affairs (1) Religion is an important, though often misunderstood, dimension in international affairs: religious organizations are often powerful advocates for particular policies, and religious dynamics often underlie cultural relations within and between states. Students in this course develop their knowledge of religion as a factor in international politics by employing social scientific methods. Students work in small teams on projects that focus on an informative case through which the international significance of religion is clearly visible.
OPEN
004
Learning About Chem Weapons 
01.00
Costanzi,S 
 
 
T       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Learning More About Chemical Weapons (1) Students conduct independent bibliographic research on a scholarly aspect of chemical weapons. Sources include scholarly articles and lay press, interviews of experts in the field or the analysis of social media.
OPEN
005
Gender Quotas for Corp Boards 
01.00
Cowell-Meyers,K 
 
 
W       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards (1) Approximately thirty-five countries in the world have policies that require corporations to include a certain percentage of women on their governing boards or prioritize gender in their selection processes. This course considers the conditions under which countries adopt these quotas and the relationship between quotas for corporate boards and quotas for legislatures. Students conduct a group research project examining the process of adopting quotas and the effect of quotas on gender equality in the countries that have adopted them.
OPEN
006
Theatre Research 360 
01.00
Jennings,C 
 
 
T       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Theatre Research 360 (1) This course addresses why people do theatre, what it means to do theatre and what impact theatre has on society. The course answers these questions experientially as well as cognitively. Students attend three professional productions in Washington, D.C., and interview people involved with making them. Students perform excerpts of original plays inspired by the plays they attended for the end of year AU Scholars Research Conference.
OPEN
007
Sustainable Farming 
01.00
Meiller,J 
 
 
T       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Program Fee: $3,050.00. Travel Location: Costa Rica. Travel Dates: March 10 - 17, 2018. Sustainable Farming (1) This course investigates where and how food is grown in Costa Rica, compares agroecological practices to industrial- and small-scale conventional farming practices, and the effects of food production on the health of the natural environment including coastal and forest ecosystems. Students work in small research teams to develop and carry out projects that lead to web-based outcomes that tell stories about sustainable farming in Costa Rica. The course examines the recent history of Costa Rica and Costa Rica's natural resources, current environmental concerns, and sustainability goals. Students also acquire relevant tools of research and hear from experts to aid in project development. A key feature of the course is a week-long field research trip to Costa Rica during spring break.
CLOSED
008
Human Migration 
01.00
Bates,S 
 
 
T       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Program Fee: $2,700.00. Travel Location: Brussels, Belgium. Travel Dates: March 10 - March 17, 2017. Human Migration (1) Students investigate the cultural, structural and social factors that inform the patterns, lived experiences, and policies towards migrants in both the United States and European contexts. Students seek out migrant communities in DC to discuss their lived experiences of migration, and the policies which have affected them. Students learn how to frame a relevant research question, formulate an appropriate research design, carry out a qualitative field research project, and present their findings. Students travel to Brussels, Belgium, the headquarters of the European Union, over spring break to explore these themes through site visits, lectures, and interviews with policymakers, nonprofit organizations, and scholars.
IDIS-196
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
002
Ecuador: CBRS Intl Serv Proj 
01.00
Palmer,J 
 
 
S       11:00AM 02:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/03/18 02/03/18
 
Program Fee: $500.00. Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) Program. Travel Location: Ecuador. Travel Dates: 1/5/2018 - 1/13/2018. Ecuador: Community-Based Research Scholars International Service Project (1) Second year Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) students travel to Ecuador to engage in a one-week service project with a community-based organization. Students also learn about the history and culture of Ecuador. Grading: Pass/Fail only. Restriction: Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) Program.