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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-396
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-396
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Jazz and Civil Rights Movement

This course explores how a predominantly African-American art form became much more than just a major contribution to the broader canon of twentieth century American music, emerging as a path-breaking social movement in its own right. African-American music, much more so than other forms of music that were brought to the United States by European immigrants, has its roots as protest music. By the end of World War II, jazz musicians, promoters, critics and other supporters began to see their music as a social movement with an important contribution to make to the burgeoning civil rights movement in the United States. Certainly, jazz made, and continues to make, important, sometimes revolutionary contributions to how music is composed, played and heard. But almost every person associated with jazz after World War II understood the political importance of what they were doing. From breaking down the walls of segregation in performing halls, by record companies and in public accommodations to openly supporting the civil rights activism during the 1960s, the jazz community has played a transcendent role in breaking down racial barriers within American society.

GOVT-396
E01L
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Politics of the Internet 2.0

The adoption of the Internet has taken place at an astonishing rate. Yet what are the effects of this technology on our personal and political lives? This course examines the history, effects, uses, problems, and hopes for the technology. Also examined is the problem of the digital divide and current trends in Internet research, including research on social media.

GOVT-396
F01L
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Power and Money

Volatile energy prices, the rise of China, the fall of the euro, cybersecurity, systemic risk, global organized crime, and the 2016 elections? The course starts with a short novel, some political economy classics, and the continuing Keynes-Hayek debate over the proper role of government. The course then is able to approach the current and emerging issues of power and money from theory- and policy-oriented perspectives: the Ivory Tower, Wall Street, Main Street, the Arab Street, and more.