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SISU-050
SIS Mentorship Program
Restriction: SIS students.
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Shinko,R
Books
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02:30PM
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Shinko,R
Books
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Shinko,R
Books
Instructional Method: Online. Permission: SIS Undergraduate Advising Office.
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Shinko,R
Books
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02:30PM
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08/28/17
12/16/17
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Shinko,R
Books
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08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-105 FA3
World Politics
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Schroeder,M
Books
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08/28/17
12/16/17
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08/28/17
12/16/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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08/28/17
12/16/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
09:45AM
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TBA
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09:25AM
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TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
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TBA
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12/16/17
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TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
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12/16/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
09:45AM
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Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
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Schroeder,M
Books
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08/28/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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12:55PM
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TBA
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M
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08/28/17
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Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
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12:55PM
02:10PM
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TBA
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TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
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TBA
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08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
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02:10PM
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08/28/17
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Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
12:55PM
02:10PM
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TBA
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12/16/17
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08/28/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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12:55PM
02:10PM
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TBA
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12/16/17
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Schroeder,M
Books
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TBA
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TBA
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12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
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08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
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12:55PM
02:10PM
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12/16/17
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03:45PM
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TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
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Schroeder,M
Books
M
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
F
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: SIS students.
WAIT-1
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Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Open only to SIS transfer students.
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03.00
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
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Open only to SIS transfer students.
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03.00
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
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Restriction: Global Scholars.
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03.00
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
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03.00
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
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OPEN
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03.00
Schroeder,M
Books
M
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
TH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Global Scholars.
SISU-106
First Year Seminar
Restriction: first-year SIS students.
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001
War in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies
03.00
Erol,A
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
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War in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies (3) What can we learn from Neo's struggle against the Architect, as well as against the Merovingian, about how we see the enemy? Could such imaginations be connected to Luke and Rey's struggle against the Dark Side and is the wrath of Khan a metaphor for a search to find a recognizable narrative for an unknown we might be refusing to understand? This course explores these questions and more to tackle the issue of representations of war in science fiction and fantasy movies and what those representations tell us about how we view others and ourselves. Students examine common themes in these representations of war, the narratives used in their constructions, and how those narratives shape our perceptions. They engage in this scrutiny of science fiction movies while reading classical as well as critical scholarship on war.
WAIT-1
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Reflections: U.S. in Mirror
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Reflections: United States in the Mirror (3) This course examines the values and interests of the United States and how they are, or are not, reflected in U.S. foreign policy. Analyzing historical as well as current trends, the course explores how American ideology and interests have been represented in U.S. policies such as war, humanitarian intervention, democracy promotion, and immigration. The class looks at what Americans think it means to be an American, and how that compares with the perspectives of others. On immigration, the course explores questions such as why people migrate to the United States; how different constituencies in the United States view migrants; what factors determine current U.S. immigration policy; and how immigrants' conceptions of the United States, as well as their national and cultural identities, change while living in the United States.
OPEN
003
Global Cities
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Global Cities (3) This seminar explores the nature, as dynamic spaces, of fourteen global cities. The class examines their social, political, and economic processes through considerations of urban form and culture and the disruptions of climate change, migration, and social transformation. The seminar prepares students to make an informed choice by focusing on potential study abroad sites including Beijing, Chengdu, Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul, Nairobi, Cape Town, Cairo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Copenhagen, and London, as well as Washington, DC.
WAIT-1
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Diplomacy in Practice
03.00
Banks,D
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Diplomacy in Practice (3) This course discusses questions such as how states mediate their relationships with one another and with other actors, and how this has changed over time; and what current trends tell us about the future. The course combines theoretical and historical readings to allow students to better understand the origins, evolution, and purpose of diplomatic practice over time. Topics covered include the evolving role of ambassadors, the bureaucratization and professionalization of diplomacy, summitry, multilateral and bilateral diplomacy, the expansion of diplomacy to new domains and actors, and the processes of diplomacy such as negotiation, mediation, rhetoric, persuasion, and symbolic politics.
CANCELLED
005
Youth and Power
03.00
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Youth and Power (3) This course explores the place of youth in social and political activism so that students have a deeper understanding of the role, challenges, and successes of young people as political actors. The course first examines the ways youth are often criminalized and marginalized today, and what implications this has for their political identities. The course then considers the particular ways that youth have participated in political struggles and whether in fact, they are active agents of social change. Also woven into the course is an ongoing consideration of broader theoretical and ethical issues concerning the formations and practices of resistance. Through students' engagements with course material, they are expected to critically think, discuss, and write on the intellectual issues raised in the course.
CLOSED
006
Democ, Demagogues, & Dialectic
03.00
Field,L
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Democracy, Demagogues, and Dialectic: Reading the World through an Ancient Lens (3) In this course students engage with several foundational ancient texts, including two tragic plays by Aeschylus and Thucydides' gripping account of the Peloponnesian War. Ancient thought is especially attentive to human psychology; these authors illuminate the diversity of human passions as they are manifest in political life, which is an essential first step to understanding both the sweep of history and contemporary events. Aeschylus shows, for example, how anger and resentment can thwart the greatest efforts to establish justice, and Thucydides illustrates how the noblest hopes can become threatened by fear and ignorance, as well as (occasionally) saved by human endeavor. By bearing witness to the sheer complexity of human relations, these ancient works allow us to exercise and test our political acumen. As such, the class approaches them not just as crucial documents for understanding a distant age, but as works that still speak directly to contemporary concerns.
WAIT-1
007
From Bean to Brew
03.00
Bates,S
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
From Bean to Brew: The International Myths, Methods and Power of Coffee (3) This course is an exploration of one of the most popular beverages in the world--coffee. A tool of diplomats, workers, and students, coffee has been a staple underlying international discourse from halls of the Ottoman Empire to the coffee houses that became the first stock exchanges in Amsterdam, to the wood-paneled refuge of Starbucks. The course examines the life-cycle of coffee from the bean that is picked to the brewed cup, looking at the human rights, international law, trade, social, and economic impacts of one of the most ubiquitous commodities in the world.
OPEN
008
Guerrillas, Insurgnts, Paramil
03.00
Gallaher,C
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Guerrillas, Insurgents, and Paramilitaries (3) This course focuses on non-state combatant groups. Students examine how these groups are formed, what their goals are, how they are organized, and how they intersect with civilian populations.
CLOSED
009
Gross National Happiness
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Gross National Happiness (3) What makes a nation happy? This seminar explores the defining, the determining, and the significance of happiness in world politics. From surveys to social engineering, students enter an active space for discussing the means and ends of national fulfillment.
CANCELLED
010
Apple in the Global Economy
03.00
Knight,S
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Apple in the Global Economy (3) This course embraces a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and consequences of the meteoric rise of Apple, Inc. in the global political economy. Major debates explored include the sources of technological innovation, the ethics and politics of global production decisions, and changes in social awareness and political activism in the information age.
CLOSED
011
Weak and Fragile States
03.00
Belding,W
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Weak and Fragile States (3) This first year seminar focuses on nations that cannot adequately govern themselves or secure their own territory. As havens for terrorism and incubators for regional conflicts, these countries are studied from the perspective of U.S. foreign policy and as opportunities for international development.
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012
Game Changers
03.00
Taylor,M
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Game Changers (3) This course introduces students to "game-changing" theoretical ideas drawn from sociology, political science, and international relations. Each week, students encounter a new idea as well as several ways in which it applies to different topics in international affairs and to social phenomena more broadly. The theories featured in this course span the breadth of what social science has to offer. Students encounter ideas derived from game theory and computational modeling, as well as traditional sociology, symbolic interactionism, and constructivism.
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013
Why Do They Love and Hate Us?
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Why Do They Love and Hate Us? (3) This course examines a number of global issues from a non-Western perspective, including societal values (free speech vs. religious rights, gender equality vs. gender inequality, etc.); environmental degradation; human rights; food security/insecurity; civil liberties vs. internal security; use of force (what concepts of justice govern the use of force and how they vary across cultures); development (is it imperialist of the West to assert that much of the world is not developed?); and human security.
CLOSED
014
When Worldviews Clash
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
When Worldviews Clash: Navigating Constructively Across Identity Fault Lines (3) This first year seminar explores the complex and dynamic configuration of identity with respect to the social constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual expression and class within a historical, theoretical, and practice oriented framework. No one descriptor captures the essence of one's identity. A person's worldview can block understanding of alternatives, and even blind a person from understanding the basis of their own perspectives. This restrictive scope creates opportunities for misunderstandings and stereotypes, which invariably lead to conflict. Throughout the semester, students draw from readings, experiential activities, analyses of relevant articles, examine case studies, engage in constructive dialogue, and other activities as appropriate. Identity issues are complex, and as such, this first year seminar provides students with the necessary skills and information to navigate effectively across different worldviews and belief states.
CANCELLED
015
China: Politics/Foreign Policy
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
China: Politics and Foreign Policy (3) This course focuses on contemporary China, examining its society, politics, and foreign policy. The course first familiarizes students with an overview of China's development from historical and theoretical perspectives. It then examines Chinese society and politics, including state-society relations, and economic and political reforms. In studying Chinese foreign policy a variety of issues and policy analyses, such as the domestic foundations of foreign policy, and relations between China and major powers and its Asian neighbors, are covered. As a theoretically-informed empirical study, the course is a combination of lectures, student presentations, and guest speeches from leading scholars and practitioners. A variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research are introduced and significant controversies are analyzed as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debates.
CANCELLED
016
What Is Security?
03.00
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
What Is Security? (3) This course explores the different meanings of being "secure." While traditional approaches to security center on national security, newer critical approaches have broadened the concept in terms of its levels (international, national, or individual), dimensions (political, economic, social, or environmental) and process (politicization or securitization). This course examines different approaches to security, as well as how thinking about security critically sheds new light on issues such as war, development, migration, identity, gender, and the environment.
CLOSED
017
Global & Local HIV Epidemic
03.00
Yamanis,T
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Global and Local HIV Epidemic (3) This course considers the public health and policy issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the infectious disease responsible for the most deaths in modern history. Students consider the social and structural dimensions of the HIV epidemic, with a specific focus on populations living in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. The course discusses current debates related to HIV prevention policies and the funding of HIV treatment. Students have the opportunity to visit and observe organizations working on the HIV epidemic in Washington, DC.
CANCELLED
018
Environment & the Imagination
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Environment and the Imagination (3) This course uses fiction, film, and literary non-fiction to explore the landscape of our environmental challenges. The course contains units on the past, future, South, and North and considers time and space. The course provides students with core concepts and approaches to understand the critical field.
CANCELLED
019
Culture and Power in Int'l Ed
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Culture and Power in International Education (3) Around the globe, education is becoming recognized as a fundamental human right key to the development of individuals, communities, and nations. Indeed, education can help empower, open opportunities, combat poverty, support innovation, and spur economic growth. But at the same time, the educational process can, and does, also serve to disempower people, further marginalize communities, and more deeply entrench existing social inequalities. This course looks at how and why this happens and what can be done about it. Using multimedia case studies from international educational development initiatives, the course critically examines these twin powers of education and considers their impacts on global educational initiatives.
CANCELLED
020
China; Politics/Foreign Policy
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
China: Politics and Foreign Policy (3) This course focuses on contemporary China, examining its society, politics, and foreign policy. The course first familiarizes students with an overview of China's development from historical and theoretical perspectives. It then examines Chinese society and politics, including state-society relations, and economic and political reforms. In studying Chinese foreign policy a variety of issues and policy analyses, such as the domestic foundations of foreign policy, and relations between China and major powers and its Asian neighbors, are covered. As a theoretically-informed empirical study, the course is a combination of lectures, student presentations, and guest speeches from leading scholars and practitioners. A variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research are introduced and significant controversies are analyzed as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debates.
OPEN
021
Beyond Urban Vs Rural
03.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Beyond Urban vs Rural (3) The urban and rural are often viewed as distinct spheres, but constructing them as opposites depends upon generalizations and can further divide communities that share struggles. This class analyzes historical and contemporary parallels and connections linking urban and rural places and people. Drawing on literature, data, policy, history, social theory, geography, art, media, and personal experience, students in this course explore how the rural and the urban have been constructed and how the recent election sharpened this divide via stereotypes.
SISU-130 FA3
Intercultural Understanding
OPEN
001
03.00
Gur Mescioglu,G
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
002
03.00
Oetgen,J
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
003
03.00
Erenrich,S
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
004
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
005
03.00
Oetgen,J
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
006
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
007
03.00
Gur Mescioglu,G
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program.
OPEN
008
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Open only to Delaware in D.C. students.
OPEN
009
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Open only to Delaware in D.C. students.
OPEN
010
03.00
Rancatore,J
Books
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece. Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program in Greece.
OPEN
011
03.00
Rhodes,C
Books
Location: Bath, England. Restriction: Washington Mentorship Program in England.
CANCELLED
012
03.00
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open to Delaware in DC students.
OPEN
013
03.00
Gonzalez Warrick,A
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: International Accelerator Program.
OPEN
014
03.00
Erenrich,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
OPEN
015
03.00
Gonzalez Warrick,A
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
OPEN
018
03.00
Erenrich,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: International Accelerator Program.
SISU-140 FA3
Cross-Cultural Communication
CLOSED
001
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Open only to SIS transfer students.
OPEN
002
03.00
Moland,N
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
CLOSED
003
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS major.
OPEN
004
03.00
Bates,S
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: AU Scholars.
CLOSED
005
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
CLOSED
006
03.00
Moland,N
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
WAIT-1
008
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
OPEN
009
03.00
Gargano,T
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Restriction: Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) Program. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their knowledge.
OPEN
010
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
OPEN
011
03.00
Groen,G
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
This section is not intended for SIS majors.
CANCELLED
017
03.00
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open only to SIS transfer students.
SISU-206
Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: International Studies major.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Open only to Olson Scholars.
WAIT-1
002
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
003
03.00
Fontes,A
Books
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
004
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
005
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
006
03.00
Bohrt,M
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
007
03.00
Knight,S
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
008
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
009
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
010
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
011
03.00
Martin,G
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CANCELLED
012
03.00
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
WAIT-1
013
03.00
Moriarty II,J
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
014
03.00
Martin,G
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
015
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
016
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
017
03.00
Mislan,D
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
018
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CANCELLED
019
03.00
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
020
03.00
King,J
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
021
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CANCELLED
022
03.00
Martin,G
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
030
03.00
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-210
Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
001
03.00
Eralp,D
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
002
03.00
Wien,B
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
003
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
004
03.00
Banks,D
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
005
03.00
Wien,B
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-212 FA3
China, Japan & the U.S.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-213
Contemporary Europe
WAIT-1
001
03.00
Martin,G
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-214
Contemporary Latin America
OPEN
001
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-220
Int'l Political Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
001
03.00
Henning,R
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
002
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-230
Analysis of US Foreign Policy
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
001
03.00
Murray,S
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
002
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
003
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
004
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CLOSED
005
03.00
Mislan,D
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-240
International Development
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
001
03.00
Shepler,S
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
002
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
003
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
CANCELLED
004
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
005
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-250
Env Sustainblty/Global Health
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
001
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Ranganathan,M
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
003
03.00
Ranganathan,M
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-260
Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CLOSED
002
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
004
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
005
03.00
Singh,M
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-270
Introduction to Human Rights
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
WAIT-1
001
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-280
Comparative/Global Governance
Prerequisite: SISU-105.
OPEN
004
03.00
Darden,K
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
005
03.00
Bates,S
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
OPEN
006
03.00
Gutner,T
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-294
Comm Service Learning Project
Permission: instructor and Center for Community Engagement & Service.
OPEN
001
International Development
01.00
Dixon,M
Books
SISU-300
Intro to Int'l Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
002
03.00
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
WAIT-4
003
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
WAIT-1
004
03.00
Tokarick,S
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-306
Adv Int'l Studies Research
Prerequisite: SISU-206.
CLOSED
001
Qualitative Analysis
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Qualitative Analysis (3) This course guides students in the application of a broad range of qualitative research methodologies and methods. Specifically, the course emphasizes three significant styles of research in the social sciences: neopositivist small-n comparative case study; interpretive ethnography; and post-structural discourse analysis. Throughout the semester students are led through the research process to the completion of an independent original research project. There is special emphasis on the fields of international relations and comparative politics.
OPEN
002
Quant Analysis: Lrg Sampl Data
03.00
King,J
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Quantitative Analysis of Large Sample Data (3) In this applied course students focus on developing statistical models to explain and predict real world socio-political phenomena. In so doing, students acquire the skills needed to solve common analytical problems. These include the acquisition, management, manipulation, estimation and interpretation of large sample data, using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students also learn common techniques for displaying and communicating their findings for professional and lay audiences. Students conduct original research and produce a complete research paper. While this course requires the use of STATA (a statistical software program), no prior expertise with statistical theory or software is necessary.
OPEN
003
Gender and World Politics
03.00
Singh,M
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/30/17
09/13/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
09/27/17
09/27/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
10/11/17
10/11/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
10/25/17
10/25/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
11/08/17
11/08/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
11/29/17
11/29/17
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
12/06/17
12/06/17
Gender and World Politics: Feminist Methods in International Studies (3) Since 2000, there has been a burst of international relations (IR) scholarship challenging traditional 'gender-blind'methodologies which rely primarily on quantifiable data to understand diplomacy, terrorism, civil war, international trade, migration, human rights and other aspects of world politics. Feminist methods argue for an interdisciplinary gender-sensitive approach to analyze issues in IR and security studies. Fieldwork research, case studies and ethnographic research can be enriched through gender-sensitive methods. This course demonstrates how gender analyses and IR can complement each other. Students learn how a gendered lens can assist in developing new data and more nuanced understandings of security, conflict, peace-building and social justice.
SISU-310
Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210.
CLOSED
001
Dynamics of Intl (In)Security
03.00
Atzili,B
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Dynamics of International (In)Security (3) This course examines questions such as, do states fight more today than in the past; do they fight in different places and in different ways; have the dynamics, the institutions, and the actors that influenced conflict and war in the past changed in recent years, or are they similar in today's international arena. This course looks at some of the main factors that have played a role in producing or preventing conflict in the past, and examines the degree to which they have evolved in today's world. The course looks at, among other issues, alliances, territorial conflicts, civil-military relations, military doctrines, deterrence, and terrorism, through the lenses of past and present cases of war and conflict.
CLOSED
002
Migration and Security
03.00
Rudolph,C
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Migration and Security (3) How do security interests affect how states deal with international migration? Migration significantly affects various dimensions of security, including defense, homeland security, economic security, and societal security. This course examines how the security environment affects immigration, refugee, and border policies. Special emphasis is placed on explaining policy development in major advanced industrial immigrant-receiving countries, including the United States, Germany, France, and Great Britain. Students also have the opportunity to develop an independent research project dealing with policy development in a case not covered in the course readings.
CLOSED
003
Gender and Conflict
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Gender and Conflict (3) Gender continues to be a powerful means through which we see the world and how we see each other. In the context of conflict, social conceptions of gender have been used to justify political and social violence, delineate codes of responsibility for violence and abuse, define roles in the context of war and its aftermath, and legitimize social, economic, and political hierarchies at the micro, meso and macro levels. This course looks critically at questions of power, performance, and privilege and their subsequent implications at each stage of conflict, organized around three models: the militarization of society; the conduct and nature of warfare; and the aftermath of war including peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building.
CANCELLED
004
Culture and Int'l Security
03.00
Venturelli,S
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Culture and International Security (3) This course addresses the challenge of international instability as seen in the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq through the lens of the sociocultural environment of conflict. It examines the struggle for the hearts and minds of the population, the cultural evolution of insurgent networks, the capabilities of security organizations including police and military organizations in fighting the insurgency, civilian governance and leadership in conflict zones, the role of international intervention and international organizations, the information, communication and media environment, the battle of narratives and narrative strategies, the challenge of strengthening host national security and governance capabilities through training and advising, and lessons for future conflicts from Iraq and Afghanistan.
CANCELLED
005
Political Econ of African Dev
03.00
Nuamah,K
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Political Economy of African Development (3) This course examines the political context of Africa's search for sustainable economic development. It explores (through a review of major theories and relevant case studies), the evolution of African economies from colonialism to the challenges of the modern state, and probes the structural and institutional factors that have shaped the continent's developmental triumphs and failures
OPEN
006
Intervention in Civil War
03.00
Campbell,S
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Intervention in Civil War (3) The past twenty-five years has seen a rapid expansion in the number and type of international actors intervening to stop, prevent, or mitigate the effects of civil war. These international actors engage in peacekeeping, peacemaking, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian intervention, often within the same country and at the same time. This course takes an actor-centric perspective, unpacking the political, legal, and organizational causes of the behavior and effectiveness of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, states, and private contractors during civil war.
CANCELLED
007
Peace & Int'l Organizations
03.00
Call,C
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Peace and International Organizations (3) The UN and other international organizations like the European Union, the African Union and the World Bank have become much more involved in preventing and ending armed conflicts since 1991. This course critically examines the role of international organizations, especially the UN, in peace negotiations, peacekeeping and post-conflict peacebuilding. Students analyze successful and failed cases of peace efforts.
SISU-318
Topics Global Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210 or SISU-230.
WAIT-1
001
Causes of War
03.00
Jensen,B
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Causes of War (3) Through this course students become familiar with some of the major theoretical issues in the study of global security as well as key actors and institutions. In addition to addressing central issues such as war and conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, the course helps students apply theories and existing bodies of knowledge to better understand contemporary and emerging global security issues.
CANCELLED
002
Causes of War
03.00
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Causes of War (3) Through this course students become familiar with some of the major theoretical issues in the study of global security as well as key actors and institutions. In addition to addressing central issues such as war and conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, the course helps students apply theories and existing bodies of knowledge to better understand contemporary and emerging global security issues.
CLOSED
003
Politcs of Nuclear Weapons
03.00
Weiner,S
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Politics of Nuclear Weapons (3) The United States is currently poised to invest an estimated $1 trillion in modernizing its nuclear arsenal. Terrorist access to nuclear weapons and materials remains a top national security concern. Russia, meanwhile, is modernizing its arsenal and seems increasingly willing to use nuclear threats in support of an aggressive foreign policy agenda. This course helps students understand the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. decisions about national security including the politics of nuclear weapons decision-making in the United States, the role of nuclear weapons more broadly in U.S. strategy, and explanations for why other countries pursue, develop, or forego nuclear weapons.
WAIT-3
005
Human Face of Battle
03.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Human Face of Battle (3) This course examines the experience of war from the viewpoint of the frontline soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine. The course seeks to understand what makes young men and women both fight and protect their comrades in the face of grave risks to personal survival, and looks at how policy decisions made safely in national capitals translate into deadly combat tasks for young men and women in combat under fire. The course uses works of fiction and nonfiction in literature and film to reflect on the enduring nature of war throughout modern history. Understanding what our societies ask of soldiers in battle is essential for future policymakers to make responsible decisions on how and when to use military force.
SISU-320
Topics in Global Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220. May be taken A-F only.
OPEN
002
International Money & Finance
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Money and Finance (3) Over the last few decades, financial markets have become increasingly integrated. This has the potential to magnify the effect of economic shocks. National monetary and financial policies therefore have important international implications, as does the structure of the international system. This course addresses contemporary and historical issues in international financial relations. Emphasizing key political and economic concepts, it examines international financial crises, the evolution of the international monetary system, and the merits of alternative exchange rate policies. It also analyses some of the new developments challenging the old order, including cryptocurrencies, high frequency trading, the carry trade, vulture funds, and much more.
SISU-329
Global Economic Governance
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220 or SISU-280.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-330
Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-230.
OPEN
002
Al-Qaeda,ISIS & War on Terror
03.00
Schneider,D
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the War on Terror (3) On September 11, 2001, American suddenly became aware of a terrorist organization known as al-Qaeda. More recently, news of terrorist attacks and other atrocities taking place in the Middle East and Europe has made Americans, and people throughout the world, aware of the organization known as ISIS (or ISIL), an Islamist terrorist group that some experts believe presents a greater danger to the United States than does al-Qaeda. This course addresses the histories, ideologies, leadership, goals, and tactics of these two groups. It also looks at the efforts made by Western and Middle Eastern government to develop a strategy to defeat them, the policy disputes that have arisen in trying to develop a strategy, and the effectiveness of these strategies. The course also places the formation and objectives of al-Qaeda and ISIS in a broader context by exploring the recent history and demographic, political, and social changes in the Middle East.
OPEN
003
U.S.-Israel Relations
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
U.S.-Israel Relations (3) This course explores the evolution of U.S. relations with Israel, from the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948 to the present day. Along the way, it examines key milestones in U.S.-Israel relations, beginning with President Truman's controversial decision to buck the U.S. foreign policy establishment and formally recognize the state of Israel; the wartime American airlift in 1973; the U.S. role in Arab-Israeli peacemaking, from Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy to the two Camp David summits and beyond; and the U.S. role in providing military, economic, and diplomatic aid to the Jewish state. The course analyzes how a combination of sentimental, political, and strategic factors have led to the formation of a wholly unique bilateral relationship characterized at once by both tight bonds and inherent tensions.
CLOSED
004
U.S. Nat'l Security Strategy
03.00
Rovner,J
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
U.S. National Security Strategy (3) This course focuses on how the United States formulates national security strategy; what challenges presidents face in the development and implementation of national security strategy; what grand strategies America has pursued and whether any of them are applicable to today's world; and how the United States should deal with various contemporary security challenges.
OPEN
005
U.S. Allies in War on Terror
03.00
Tankel,S
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
U.S. Allies in the War on Terror (3) Effective counterterrorism is impossible with the cooperation of partner nations. Yet most partners both help and hinder U.S. efforts. This course explores what the United States can expect from its partners and how U.S. policymakers can optimize counterterrorism cooperation other countries provide.
OPEN
006
The End of the Cold War
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The End of the Cold War (3) For almost fifty years, the world was largely defined by the Cold War's ideological and geographic terms. To the surprise of almost all observers, it ended without widespread destruction or loss of life. This course explores the end of the Cold War chronologically and thematically. The course begins by examining efforts at detente in the 1970s and ends with the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the reunification of Germany, and the breakup of the Soviet Union. The assigned readings and class discussion helps students assess the causes and effects of the end of the Cold War as understood by participants at the time and current observers such as political scientists and historians. Students study the power of personality, examining the roles of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Students also examine key developments such as ongoing arms control negotiations and the rise of the Polish trade union movement. In addition, students evaluate how culture, the economy, politics, human rights activism, Western ideas, and nationalism each contributed to the end of the Cold War. The course promotes critical analytical thinking about Cold War history and encourages students to think in an international context to develop their own interpretation of the evolution and significance of the end of the Cold War. In addition, the assignments are structured to strengthen students' oral and written communication skills, including those of persuasion, argumentation, and presentation. Meets with HIST-396 002.
(Meets with HIST 396 002)
SISU-340
Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240.
OPEN
003
Geography of Uneven Devel
03.00
Collins,E
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Geography of Uneven Development (3) This course explores key spatial dualisms that structure our world and the way we think about it. The class unpacks concepts such as local/global, rural/urban, and first world/third world, highlighting the interconnected histories and processes that have produced geographies of uneven development.
OPEN
004
Migration and Development
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Migration and Development (3) This course provides students with informed views on migration issues. It introduces several important topics that should be in the minds of (current and future) policymakers when approaching and designing migration-related policies. While taking a mostly economic approach to the issues of migration and economic development, the course offers a variety of viewpoints from different social sciences, and from different perspectives.
SISU-348
Gender and Development
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240 or SISU-260.
CANCELLED
002
03.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
003
03.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-349
Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240 or SISU-250.
OPEN
001
Politics of Conservation
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Politics of Conservation (3) This course considers the environmental and human impacts of environmental conservation interventions. From parks and protected areas to carbon financing, the course considers what conservation attempts to do and examines its intended and unintended consequences, particularly as they pertain to marginalized groups.
OPEN
002
Global Hunger
03.00
Carruth,L
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Global Hunger (3) This course challenges students to think critically and practically about the problem of hunger in our world. The course first provides overviews of malnutrition and food insecurity as epidemiological, economic, human rights, and medical problems, as well as interventions in response. It then examines the cultural meanings of food, as well as the quadruple burden of malnutrition, the important connections between acute malnutrition, chronic malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and chronic diseases related to obesity and overweight. The lived experiences of hunger and intervention are examined in several different settings: among migrant farmworkers in the United States, among communities with rising rates of obesity in post-war Guatemala, and among displaced persons in the Horn of Africa. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their course knowledge.
CLOSED
003
Health in the Developing World
03.00
Yamanis,T
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Health in the Developing World (3) This course provides students with an understanding of the relationships between health and development from a variety of perspectives. Students gain knowledge of the links between health, socio-economic growth, and equity in different countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Attention is given to some of the most urgent public health challenges facing developing countries, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The course also introduces students to the skills required for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health programs in developing countries.
SISU-350
Topics in Env Sustain/Glb Hlth
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.
CANCELLED
001
Pol Ecol of Food & Agriculture
03.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture (3) This course examines political, cultural, and technological connections to environment and development. It provides students with an introduction to political ecology and its approach to global food studies. Students use political ecology and social theory paradigms to examine industrial and alternative food networks, including their impacts on the environment, communities, and rural development. Students also examine how food policy and the global food trading system shape these networks and local environments, communities, and development practices. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their course knowledge.
OPEN
002
Sustainable Cities
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Sustainable Cities (3) For the first time in world history, the number of people living in urban areas exceeds the number of people living in rural areas. In acknowledging the urgent demands of our urban present and future, this course examines the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of contemporary cities. Because projections show that most population growth will continue to take place in and around cities, this course makes the case for sustainable development as a way to mitigate the impacts of human growth. The course explores what is, and what could be, by discussing these themes: urban sprawl, slums and slum typology, green urban planning, air and water quality, new paradigms for energy/water/waste infrastructure, green building, sustainable materials, and whole systems design. The class considers how to measure sustainability and discusses the effectiveness of sustainability indicator and examines governance structures, social entrepreneurship, and the power of information technology and social networks in promoting sustainable development and the diffusion of ideas. The transformative role of art and culture in our sustainable urban future is also highlighted.
SISU-359
Environment, Conflict & Peace
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210 or SISU-250.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Conca,K
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-360
Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.
OPEN
002
Discourse & Power in Int'l Dev
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Discourse and Power in International Development: The West and the Rest (3) The great sociologist, Stuart Hall, once stated, "Our ideas of 'East' and 'West' have never been free of myth and fantasy, and even to this day they are not primarily ideas about place and geography." This course examines international development with a focus on the colonial and post-colonial discourses of the modern, civilized "West" and the uncivilized, pre-modern "Rest." This historical perspective offers reflections on relations of race, class, gender and culture in the making of international development. The course gives particular weight to the perspectives and voices of colonized subjects and citizens of the global South to understand the effects of these ideas on the modern era.
CANCELLED
003
Gender in South Asia
03.00
Singh,M
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Gender in South Asia: Colonialism and Beyond (3) This multidisciplinary course draws upon history, politics, and sociology to analyze gender issues in South Asia. Beginning with British colonialism, followed by indigenous efforts at social reform (mid-nineteenth century), and the role of nationalism (early twentieth century), the course highlights the emergence of women's movements and grassroots activism in post-colonial South Asia. Case-studies from select countries explore challenges to gender justice posed by politics, religion, law, family, and sexuality. Thematic as well as chronological approaches anchor the analyses.
OPEN
004
African Political Thought
03.00
Nuamah,K
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
African Political Thought (3) This course is a broad survey of comparative themes in African political thought. It reviews how Africans perceive political developments-past as well as current-on their continent. The course highlights (through a review of selected indigenous works of literature, political biographies, and social commentary), seminal thoughts on some of the issues and challenges that have shaped African state building pathways and journeys from pre-colonial times to the present.
SISU-365
Topics Iden/Culture: Mid East
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.
OPEN
001
The World of Islam
03.00
Ahmed,A
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The World of Islam (3) The inner dynamic of Islamic culture and an inside look at the workings of Islamic society, a society seen as a whole with its own characteristic inner force and propellant. Original readings illustrating the Islamic paradigm and discussion of the complex relationship among reform, renewal, and fundamentalism stemming from this paradigm.
SISU-370
Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-270
OPEN
001
US Relationship W Genocide
03.00
Bachman,J
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Human Rights: The United States' Relationship with Genocide (3) Despite being the first state to sign the Genocide Convention on December 11, 1948, the U.S. failed to ratify the treaty until November 25, 1988. This dichotomy has been used effectively to portray the U.S. as the leader that lost its way. However, the narrative that seeks to define America's relationship with genocide does not end with the role the U.S. played during the drafting of the Genocide Convention. That narrative excludes various historical cases involving the U.S. that could constitute genocide, some more controversial than others, while also critiquing the U.S. for what it has failed to do in response to genocide rather than what it has done to facilitate the commission of the crime.
CANCELLED
002
Free Speech: Right or Crime
03.00
Benesch,S
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Free Speech: Inalienable Right or Crime (3) The right of freedom of expression is being put to vigorous use around the world, in the best and worst ways - especially online. This interdisciplinary course examines how speech contributes to democracy as well as to hatred and atrocities. The course studies international law and policy related to freedom of expression - with special reference to digital communications -together with cases like the ones mentioned above and the knotty questions they pose - such as how to let free speech flourish while inhibiting hate, terrorism and genocide.
SISU-372
Human Rights in East Asia
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-270.
OPEN
001
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-379
Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260 or SISU-270.
OPEN
001
Nazi Germany/Mkng of Holocaust
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Nazi Germany and the Making of the Holocaust (3) The rise of Nazism in Germany remains one of the most studied phenomena in modern history. This course explores the circumstances and the ideas that led to the creation of the Third Reich and its implementation of the Holocaust. Special attention is paid to the role that science, especially biomedical science, played in constructing Nazi racial policy, the ideology of Nazism, and the subsequent execution of the Final Solution to the Jewish question.
SISU-380
Topics in Global & Comp Govern
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.
OPEN
001
Empire and Imperialism
03.00
Zhang,Y
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Empire and Imperialism (3) A great deal of human history is the history of empires. This course considers empire as an ever-lasting and overarching form of governance and as an important lens for understanding contemporary global powers. It discusses how historic empires-e.g., Rome, China, Britain, and Japan-deployed military forces, built ideological hegemony, exerted indirect rule, and governed heterogeneous peoples. Special attention is given to European imperialism that created and shaped the modern world. The ongoing imperial practices of the United States, Russia, and China are examined in comparison to their precedents, counterparts, and competitors.
OPEN
002
International Law
03.00
Hafez,M
Books
T
08:20PM
10:50PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Law (3) Institutions of international politics, with emphasis on the nature and function of international law.
SISU-390
Ind Reading in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS undergraduate studies office.
CLOSED
001
Human Trafficking in Nepal
01.00-06.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
SISU-391
Internship in Int'l Studies
Permission: internship coordinator and SIS undergraduate studies office.
OPEN
001
01.00-06.00
Groen,G
Books
OPEN
002
Peace Corps Prep
01.00-06.00
Angelsmith,S
Books
CLOSED
003
01.00-06.00
Egan,M
Books
OPEN
004
01.00-06.00
Egan,M
Books
Instructional Method: Online.
SISU-393
Int'l Relations Theory
OPEN
001
03.00
Field,L
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-394
Comm Service Learning Project
Permission: instructor and Center for Community Engagement & Service.
OPEN
001
International Law
01.00
Hafez,M
Books
OPEN
002
Gender and Development
01.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
SISU-397
SIS Honors Colloquium
Prerequisite: SISU-206.
OPEN
001
The Responsibility to Protect
03.00
Quainton,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Responsibility to Protect (3) The course explores the relatively new international concept of the responsibility to protect. Students examine a series of historical and contemporary examples where the international community failed in this responsibility: the Holocaust, India/Pakistan independence, Rwanda, the Balkans, Syria as well as places where the doctrine has been asserted with mixed results: Kosovo, Libya and Iraq. The course explores the moral, legal and practical issues involved and seeks to challenge students to understand the ambiguities and competing national priorities that make implementation and enforcement possible or likely. Restriction: SIS Honors Program. Meets with SISU-397 101.
(Meets with SISU 397 101)
OPEN
002
Civilizations and World Orders
03.00
Acharya,A
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Civilizations and World Orders: The Making of Global International Relations (3) The conventional study of international relations relies heavily on concepts and institutions developed in the West. This course offers an alternative perspective by bringing in the contribution of different civilizations, including Near Eastern, GrecoRoman, Indian, Chinese, Islamic, as well as modern Europe, to the making of international relations. It takes a broad sweep of historical developments, such as interactions among classical civilizations leading to the rise of the West, the impact of colonialism and decolonization, the role of postcolonial states in developing global norms and institutions, and the myths and realities behind the notion of a "clash of civilizations." This leads to a new "global" perspective on international relations, or a 'Global IR' that helps students better understand conflict, peace and interdependence in our increasingly complex, multicultural world. Restriction: SIS Honors Program. Meets with SISU-397 102.
(Meets with SISU 397 102)
OPEN
101
The Responsibility to Protect
03.00
Quainton,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The Responsibility to Protect (3) The course explores the relatively new international concept of the responsibility to protect. Students examine a series of historical and contemporary examples where the international community failed in this responsibility: the Holocaust, India/Pakistan independence, Rwanda, the Balkans, Syria as well as places where the doctrine has been asserted with mixed results: Kosovo, Libya and Iraq. The course explores the moral, legal and practical issues involved and seeks to challenge students to understand the ambiguities and competing national priorities that make implementation and enforcement possible or likely. Permission: SIS Honors Director. Meets with SISU-397 001.
(Meets with SISU 397 001)
OPEN
102
Civilizations and World Orders
03.00
Acharya,A
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Civilizations and World Orders: The Making of Global International Relations (3) The conventional study of international relations relies heavily on concepts and institutions developed in the West. This course offers an alternative perspective by bringing in the contribution of different civilizations, including Near Eastern, GrecoRoman, Indian, Chinese, Islamic, as well as modern Europe, to the making of international relations. It takes a broad sweep of historical developments, such as interactions among classical civilizations leading to the rise of the West, the impact of colonialism and decolonization, the role of postcolonial states in developing global norms and institutions, and the myths and realities behind the notion of a "clash of civilizations." This leads to a new "global" perspective on international relations, or a 'Global IR' that helps students better understand conflict, peace and interdependence in our increasingly complex, multicultural world. Permission: SIS Honors Director. Meets with SISU-397 002.
(Meets with SISU 397 002)
SISU-419
Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies
Prerequisite: SISU-306. Restriction: International Studies (BA) and at least 75 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
Voices of Terrorism
03.00
Young,J
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Voices of Terrorism (3) Rather than examining terrorism through secondary sources or information filtered through a traditional security lens, in this course students evaluate terrorist actions and goals through the participant's own words. That is, students examine prominent contemporary and historical terror campaigns through the lens of the people involved. The course incorporates insights from psychology, political science, economics, history, and other disciplines. The course also examines questions related to the reliability of sources, moral issues, and how these works fit into larger themes in their particular historical periods, beginning by outlining various ways scholars explain the question of why activists target civilians when attempting to coerce a state. Rationalists (primarily political scientists and economists), psychologists, and sociologists (and criminologists) have the most prominent explanations for this question. These arguments are compared and contrasted, and then applied to a host of groups and individuals who use terrorism.
CANCELLED
003
The Environment & Pol Conflict
03.00
Cook,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The Environment and Political Conflict (3) With all the emphasis on politics, economics, history, and security, often lost in the analysis is how the physical world contributes to or mitigates conflict. Global climate change only adds to the urgency of how the environment, natural resources, and geography influence politics. This course examines environmental factors related to a diverse array of political phenomena including the Arab uprisings, the anti-Federal government movement in the American West, popular protests in South America, migration from Africa to Europe, and a growing opposition to the Chinese Communist Party.
CANCELLED
004
Agriculture to Agribusiness
03.00
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
From Agriculture to Agribusiness: The Political Economy of Food in a Globalizing World (3) Because of its central importance to social stability and economic well-being, governments from the time of the Pharaohs have sought to control, promote and manipulate agricultural development in myriad ways. This course examines how agricultural development interacts with public policy, economic, and environmental change. Key themes explored include the role of the state in promoting certain agricultural models, international trade policy and agriculture, the relationship between agricultural development and industrialization, and the emergence of new agricultural paradigms in response to the failures of industrial agriculture. Case studies exploring these themes are drawn from across the world.
WAIT-2
005
Inclusive Sustainable Dev:2030
03.00
Cogburn,D
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Inclusive Sustainable Development: 2030 (3) This capstone seminar explores the background, strategies, and mechanisms for achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. It reviews the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, as well as evaluating the successes and failures of its predecessor Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Students investigate a range of key issues related to the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
OPEN
006
Security Issues in 21st C
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Security Issues in the 21st Century (3) This course challenges students to view security from a critical point of view. Topics include issues such as environmental and health security, gender rights, the war on terror, identity politics and border politics, as well as nontraditional frameworks by which to analyze these issues such as critical theory and post-colonialism. These perspectives destabilize taken-for-granted ideas and views on security in order to cultivate alternative thinking and practice. While some of this class draws on cases from the African continent, students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own regional areas of interest into discussion and writing.
CLOSED
008
Comparative Social Movements
03.00
Schneider,C
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Comparative Social Movements (3) This course examines a broad range of civil rights, revolutionary, and pro-democracy movements in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Students develop a comprehensive theory about social movements in order to classify them and develop predictive models about their emergence, shape, and outcome. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their course knowledge.
CANCELLED
010
Beliefs Institut & Development
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Beliefs, Institutions and Development (3) Beliefs shape institutions and institutions affect economic and political developments. Employing the analytical framework of the new institutional economics, this course traces the origins and evolutions of beliefs and belief systems and evaluates their impacts on short and long-term economic and political development from antiquity to the present. Besides examining classic but unresolved historical questions of why industrial capitalism did not arise in China, this course studies the role of shared beliefs in creating and shaping global order (or disorder).
CANCELLED
011
International Studies Capstone
03.00
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Studies Capstone (3) Senior capstone focusing on international studies.
OPEN
012
Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace (3) This senior capstone provides students with a deeper understanding of the problems that have confounded the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, in particular the "final status" issues: borders, Jerusalem, refugees, and security. Students focus on the contested narratives; the relevant political actors; and the key international, regional, and internal events that have shaped the dispute. As well, previous rounds of negotiations are reviewed in order to analyze what went wrong. Students then partake in a simulation in which they attempt to constructively address the final status issues as well as other sticking points, such as settlements and terrorism, in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
CLOSED
014
Asian Identities/Multicltrl Am
03.00
Singh,M
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Asian Identities in Multicultural America: Challenges of Migration and Integration (3) This course explores the social and political struggles of the over 18 million Asian Americans from China, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, India, and Pakistan, who despite being the fastest-growing racial group in the United States continue to face serious issues of integration and cultural "Othering." This capstone course combines academic work with hands-on community-based learning. Students engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the Washington, DC area to apply their course knowledge.
CANCELLED
015
Conflict Cuisine
03.00
Mendelson-Forman,J
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Additional Class Fee: $125.00. Conflict Cuisine (3) This course explores the history and diplomacy of recent conflicts through the ultimate form of soft power: food. Gastro-diplomacy, conflict prevention, and history converge in this unique course that whets students' intellectual appetites. Classroom readings and discussions plus visits to local eateries in Washington, DC explore how the wars in Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and El Salvador became local through their cuisines and the Diaspora that produces them.
WAIT-1
016
Peace and Social Justice
03.00
McCarthy,C
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Peace and Social Justice (3) This course offers a study of the methods, history, and practitioners of nonviolence and the efforts to create a justice-based society. The course familiarizes students with both the philosophy of pacifism and alternatives to violence, whether among nations or among individuals faced with violence in their daily lives. This course is discussion-based, with dissent welcomed.
OPEN
017
From Empire to Globalization
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
From Empire to Globalization: Critical International Relations (3) What should critical international relations (IR) look like, what kinds of questions should it ask, and what kinds of changes does it envisage? These are central questions that are being asked from a number of different perspectives in the field. This course closely examines these issues in the context of hegemony and resistance, with added focus on global capitalism, empire, race, and postcolonialism and emphasis on historical and discourse analysis.
CLOSED
018
Critical Social Theory
03.00
Collins,E
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Critical Social Theory (3) Students in this class read key primary texts that theorize race, class, gender, sexuality and power including Marx, Foucault, Butler and Said. Students gain facility with difficult conceptual material and evaluate the relevance of these ideas for contemporary social issues.
CANCELLED
019
Seeing Africa
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Seeing Africa (3) The image holds a special place in the social imaginary and has a long and polemical history of illuminating the Dark Continent to the external gaze. This course examines theoretical and methodological approaches to visual analysis and its application in Africa. The course emphasizes how the visual makes sense of the social world, and its use in domination and self-expression. While examining the politics of representation as a general framing device, the course focuses on representations of Africa/(ns) and by Africans. This includes colonial and missionary imagery, advertising aimed at Africans and which has used African imagery to sell its products, Hollywood depictions, Black nationalist propaganda, Rastafari and pan-African imagery, images of famine, various expressions of African self-portraiture in pre-colonial through neoliberal times, and the visual in the ethnographic imagination, in photography and ethnographic film.
CLOSED
020
The U.S. & Int'l Human Rights
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
The United States and International Human Rights (3) Since 1941, United States attention to human rights abuses has risen and waned. Students explore how concern for human rights has influenced United States foreign policy and raise questions about the consistency and durability of that commitment throughout the Cold War and in the years that followed the Soviet Union's collapse. The course concludes with an examination of contemporary struggles to balance morality and adherence to "American values" with the preservation of national security. This course promotes critical, analytical thinking about United States human rights policy and encourages students to develop their own interpretation of the evolution and significance of the American commitment to human rights in the postwar years.
(Meets with HIST 449 002)
CANCELLED
021
Cuban Missile Crisis
03.00
Brenner,P
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Cuban Missile Crisis 55 Years Later (3) The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world closer to nuclear destruction than any other crisis, and has been a reference point in the last 55 years for many other crises. The course explores the implications of the missile crisis in terms of its traditional lessons and alternative lessons derived from the perspectives of all three countries involved, and how empathy - a key element in resolving the crisis - might be deployed in international relations.
CANCELLED
022
International Studies Capstone
03.00
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Studies Capstone (3) This course offers a study of the methods, history, and practitioners of international studies. The course familiarizes students with philosophy of international studies, and explores central questions that are being asked from a number of different perspectives in the field. Students gain familiarity with difficult conceptual material and evaluate the relevance of these ideas for contemporary international studies.
CLOSED
024
Strategies of Rebellion
03.00
Stewart,M
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
Strategies of Rebellion: From Mao to the Islamic State (3) How do rebels contest sovereignty? This course explores both the non-violent and violent strategies insurgencies deploy during the course of civil wars, to bring academic theories into dialogue with empirical realities, to develop a broader understanding of the behaviors of insurgencies, and to apply these theories to contemporary political phenomena. The course provides an overview of what civil wars are, what causes them, and who the primary actors are in domestic conflict; reviews how rebel groups are structured and how they recruit members; examines what drives insurgencies to adopt different violent strategies and tactics and which are successful; and concludes by discussing rebel non-violent strategies of rebellion and the effectiveness thereof. The course has a strong empirical component and covers several cases in (primarily) the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Students follow one insurgency intensively throughout the course, applying the works discussed in class to their case.
SISU-432
Topics in Int'l Law & Orgs
Restriction: Washington Semester Program.
CANCELLED
001
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar I
04.00
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar I (4) This two-part seminar focuses on the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy.
CANCELLED
002
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar II
04.00
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar II (4) This two-part seminar focuses on the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy.
CANCELLED
003
Int'l Law & Orgs Internship
04.00
Books
W
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Internship (4) Students gain valuable contacts and work experience through an internship at a think tank, law firm, advocacy group, or international organization in Washington, D.C., that fits their academic career and goals.
SISU-434
Topics Int'l Pol & For Policy
Restriction: Washington Semester Program.
OPEN
001
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem I
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar I (4) This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
OPEN
003
Int'l Pol/For Policy Intern
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
W
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Internship (4) Students engage in an internship in Washington, D.C., providing direct experience in an organization related to international politics and foreign policy.
OPEN
004
Int'l Pol/For Policy Res Proj
04.00
Peters,B
Books
M
06:55PM
08:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Research Project (4) Students have the opportunity to investigate important issues relating to international politics and foreign policy.
OPEN
005
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem II
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II (4) This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
CLOSED
006
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem I
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar I (4) This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
CLOSED
007
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem II
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II (4) This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
CLOSED
008
Int'l Pol/For Policy Intern
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
W
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Internship (4) Students engage in an internship in Washington, D.C., providing direct experience in an organization related to international politics and foreign policy.
SISU-440
SIS Honors Project I
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-306.
OPEN
001
03.00
Knight,S
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
SISU-466
Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-260.
WAIT-1
001
History of Racism
03.00
Kendi,I
Books
T
08:20PM
10:50PM
TBA
TBA
08/28/17
12/16/17
History of Racism (3) This course examines the history of anti-Black racist ideas. The course of study spans from the origins of racist ideas in 15th century Western Europe, to their expansion with the slave trade in the 16th century, to the scientific revolution in the 17th century, to the European Enlightenment in the 18th century, to the emergence of racist ideas in the United States. This class studies the dual history of antiracist progress delegitimating racist ideas and the simultaneous progression and sustained sophistication of racist ideas over the course of modern history. Meets with HIST-496 002 and HIST-696 002.
(Meets with HIST 496 002 HIST 696 002)
SISU-490
Ind Research in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS undergraduate studies office.
CLOSED
001
U.S.For. Pol. Latin America
01.00-06.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
CLOSED
002
Long Waves & Insurgency Dev.
02.00-06.00
Belding,W
Books
CLOSED
003
Independent Capstone Research
01.00-06.00
Wien,B
Books
CLOSED
004
Religious Expression in France
01.00-06.00
Auerbach,A
Books
CLOSED
005
Europe Law & Constitutionalism
01.00-06.00
Egan,M
Books
CLOSED
006
Art and Post-Conflict Recovery
01.00-06.00
Gregorian,H
Books
SISU-494
Comm Service Learning Project
Permission: instructor and Center for Community Engagement & Service.
OPEN
001
Critical Social Theory
01.00
Collins,E
Books