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SIS-091
Internship in Int'l Affairs
Permission: SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
N01
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
CLOSED
N02
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Travel Location: Malaysia.
CLOSED
N03
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Travel Location: Ramallah, Palestine.
CLOSED
N04
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Travel Location: Ecuador.
CLOSED
N05
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Travel Location: Kenya.
CLOSED
N06
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Travel Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
CLOSED
N07
00.00
Cogburn,D
Books
Travel Location: Tokyo, Japan.
CLOSED
N08
00.00
Books
Travel Location: Lima, Peru.
SIS-099
Maintain Matriculation
OPEN
N01
00.00
Books
SIS-600
Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods
OPEN
B01
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
MW
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
05/16/16
06/23/16
OPEN
D01
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
06/27/16
08/04/16
WAIT-1
F01
03.00
King,J
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
06/27/16
08/11/16
Instructional Method: Online.
OPEN
F02
03.00
King,J
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
06/27/16
08/11/16
Instructional Method: Online.
SIS-603
Special Inst in Int'l Affairs
OPEN
N01
South Africa: Democracy/Dev
03.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
Travel Location: South Africa. Travel Dates: May 11-28, 2016. South Africa: Democracy and Development (3) This course focuses on how South Africa is dealing with the social, political, and economic challenges of democracy and development. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad.
(Meets with SIS 603 N04)
OPEN
N02
Brazil: Rural Development
03.00
Bratman,E
Books
Travel Location: Brazil. Travel Dates: May 15-June 6, 2016. Brazil: Rural Development and Food Systems (3) This course provides insight into agrarian development theories and practice through the topical lens of food systems. The class investigates specific dynamics of agricultural production, rural labor relations, land use, and economic markets as they intersect with poverty alleviation and food systems in rural areas. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad.
OPEN
N03
Georgia: Geopolitics and Sec
03.00
Tsereteli,M
Books
Travel Location: Georgia. Travel Dates: June 19-July 3, 2016. Georgia: Geopolitics and Security (3) Offered through the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and taught in Georgia, this course provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian Region. It also provides a strategic overview of historic and recent developments, as well as exploring different scenarios for long-term development in the region through the examination of the empirical cases and current security environment in the region. Permission: SIS Study Abroad.
CLOSED
N04
South Africa: Democracy/Dev
03.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
Travel Location: South Africa. Travel Dates: May 11-28, 2016. South Africa: Democracy and Development (3) This course focuses on how South Africa is dealing with the social, political, and economic challenges of democracy and development. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-603 N01.
(Meets with SIS 603 N01)
SIS-608
AU-University for Peace Prog
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
N01
01.00-12.00
Books
Travel Location: Costa Rica.
SIS-616
International Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-603.
OPEN
A01
03.00
Silvia,S
Books
MW
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
SIS-619
Special Studies in Int'l Pol
OPEN
B01
New Frontiers in Peacebuilding
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
05/16/16
06/23/16
New Frontiers in Peacebuilding (3) This course acquaints students with lead edge developments in peace and conflict resolution. Topics covered include neuroscience and peace; technology, social media, and peace; peace through commerce; complex systems dynamics and peacebuilding effectiveness; local agency and hybridity; and arts-based peacebuilding. The highly-interactive course includes professional skills building and presentations by experienced practitioners.
OPEN
B02
Great Powers Politics
03.00
Banks,D
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
05/16/16
06/23/16
Great Powers Politics: Diplomacy, Order, and War (3) This course helps students to unpack and discover the critical role that great power politics plays in ordering international politics. The course is broadly divided into four sections. First, the course specifies the concept of great powers, with a focus on the sources and nature of their political influence; then the course focuses on the manner in which great powers interact with one another and the institutions used to mediate their relationships. In the third section, students are introduced to concrete examples of great power order such as the Concert of Europe, the League of Nations, and the UN. Finally, how great power discord comes about and the consequences of this discord for international security is discussed.
CANCELLED
B03
Pol of Police, Race & Riots
03.00
Schneider,C
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The Politics of Police, Race, and Riots in the United States and Europe (3) This course explores whether police behave differently in white neighborhoods than they do in black, Latino, Arab, or Muslim neighborhoods; are police more likely to kill unarmed residents in the latter and if so, why; and when residents of such neighborhoods are likely to respond with violence of their own. The course also looks at the history and dynamics of race-biased policing in the United States and Europe. Meets with SISU-467 A01.
(Meets with SISU 467 B01)
SIS-620
Stds in Global Envirn Politics
OPEN
A01
Intro to Environmental Econ
03.00
Brunel,C
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
Introduction to Environmental Economics (3) This course provides an overview of the uses of economics in the context of environmental issues and of the key topics in environmental policy today. The course introduces the market forces that affect the environment and discusses the relative merits of different methods of pollution control such as taxes or cap-and-trade. Students learn how to value the benefits and costs of an improvement in air quality or of the protection of a natural park. This knowledge is then applied to policy topics such as the links between economic growth and the environment, or the question of environmental justice. Prerequisite: ECON-603.
SIS-625
International Organizations
OPEN
E01
03.00
Gutner,T
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
Instructional Method: Online.
SIS-633
Sel Topics in Int'l Comm
CANCELLED
N01
Int'l Edu Program Evaluation
01.00
Helms,R
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Education Program Evaluation: Taking Stock of Outcomes and Impact (1) International education professionals appreciate hearing "studying abroad changed my life." However, as the international education field has matured, the need to understand outcomes and impact in more concrete terms has been recognized. Designed for program managers and other practitioners in the field, this course provides an overview of program evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, project types and rationales, and reporting strategies. Students review case examples and design an evaluation plan for a sample program.
OPEN
N02
Int'l Edu Program Evaluation
01.00
Helms,R
Books
F
05:00PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/24/16
06/24/16
S
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/25/16
06/25/16
SU
09:00AM
02:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/26/16
06/26/16
International Education Program Evaluation: Taking Stock of Outcomes and Impact (1) International education professionals appreciate hearing "studying abroad changed my life." However, as the international education field has matured, the need to understand outcomes and impact in more concrete terms has been recognized. Designed for program managers and other practitioners in the field, this course provides an overview of program evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, project types and rationales, and reporting strategies. Students review case examples and design an evaluation plan for a sample program.
SIS-645
Int'l Communic/Cultural Policy
OPEN
E01
03.00
Venturelli,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
Instructional Method: Online.
SIS-653
Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy
OPEN
A01
Art/Science Intelligence Anlys
03.00
Millar,D
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (3) An overview of the thinking, writing, and briefing skills used in intelligence analysis, along with the role of analysis in shaping foreign policy and military action.
SIS-686
Proseminar:Int'l Affairs I
Prerequisite: admission to MIS program.
OPEN
N01
03.00
Bates,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 N02)
CANCELLED
N02
03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Instructional Method: Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 N01)
SIS-690
Ind Study in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS graduate studies office.
OPEN
N01
Papal Diplomacy
01.00-06.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
OPEN
N02
Business Feasibility in Cuba
01.00-06.00
Elms,H
Books
OPEN
N03
Leadership Challenges of Globa
01.00-06.00
Sachs,N
Books
OPEN
N04
Pub Draft W/ Community Partner
01.00-06.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
OPEN
N07
Internet Governance
03.00-06.00
Cogburn,D
Books
OPEN
N08
Youth Violence Prevention
03.00-06.00
Gregorian,H
Books
OPEN
N09
Mgmt Consulting, Pract Method
01.00-06.00
Fowler,S
Books
OPEN
N10
Conflict and Peacebuilding
01.00-06.00
Smith,M
Books
SIS-691
Internship in Int'l Affairs
Permission: internship coordinator and SIS graduate studies office.
OPEN
N01
01.00-06.00
Shapiro,J
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Instructional Method: Online. Restriction: International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (MA).
OPEN
N300
01.00-06.00
Ziv,G
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
08/11/16
Instructional Method: Online.
SIS-692
International Internship
Permission: SIS Study Abroad office.
CLOSED
N01
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
Travel location: Germany.
OPEN
N02
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
Trave location: Cambodia.
CLOSED
N03
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
Travel location: Iraq.
CLOSED
N04
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
Travel Location: Sri Lanka.
CLOSED
N05
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
Travel Location: Belgium.
CLOSED
N06
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
Travel Location: Netherlands.
OPEN
N07
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
Travel Location: Costa Rica.
OPEN
N08
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
Travel Location: Israel.
SIS-693
Action Research in Devel Mgmt
Prerequisite: admission to MS in Development Management program and permission of instructor.
OPEN
N01
01.00-06.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/16/16
08/11/16
SIS-696
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
N01
Post-War Transitions
03.00
Wallace,J
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Post-War Transitions (3) This course critically examines some of the many multidimensional challenges and opportunities that confront nation-states emerging from war. It exposes students to debates and tensions in the field and introduces them to some of the techniques and tools used by both international intermediaries (states, IOs, NGOs) and local stakeholders to address top-down and bottom up issues of economic reconstruction, political governance, security and legal reform, as well as human rights, rights of refugees and IDP populations and questions of post-conflict justice. The course relies on case studies and encourages students to design sustainable solutions to specific challenges of post-war transitions, while developing a realistic empathy for the constraints that confront decision-makers in dynamic environments characterized by uncertainty and limited information. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N08.
(Meets with SIS 696 N08)
OPEN
N02
International Negotiation
03.00
Ghais,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. International Negotiation (3) International negotiation, the use of non-violent engagement to resolve international disputes or advance international cooperation, is a foundational tool of international relations. This course delves into the origins of international negotiation, providing students with an understanding of the theories of international negotiation. The course develops students' capacity to analyze international negotiation strategies and tactics, and improve their own negotiation skills through simulation exercises and cases studies. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N09.
(Meets with SIS 696 N09)
OPEN
N03
US as World Power since 1898
03.00
Pietrobon,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. The United States as a World Power since 1898 (3) This course offers students an introduction to the history of U.S. foreign relations in the twentieth century and beyond. Students assess continuity and change in U.S. foreign relations as well as how ideas of racial superiority, economic factors, geography, and non-state actors influenced U.S. foreign relations in these years. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N10.
(Meets with SIS 696 N10)
OPEN
N04
USFP: Institutions/Processes
03.00
Pasquale,C
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. U.S. Foreign Policy: Institutions and Processes (3) This course introduces students to the institutions and processes involved in making U.S. foreign, defense, and intelligence policy. The course provides a brief overview of the foreign and national security challenges facing the United States and focuses on the institutions, decision-making processes and politics of U.S. foreign and national security policymaking. It covers the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, the White House, interagency processes, the Congress, and outside participants in the policy process. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N11.
(Meets with SIS 696 N11)
OPEN
N05
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets (3) This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces that have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics, and financial markets, without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N06.
(Meets with SIS 696 N06)
OPEN
N06
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets (3) This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces that have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics, and financial markets, without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Restriction: International Service (MIS). Meets with SIS-696 N05.
(Meets with SIS 696 N05)
OPEN
N08
Post-War Transitions
03.00
Wallace,J
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Post-War Transitions (3) This course critically examines some of the many multidimensional challenges and opportunities that confront nation-states emerging from war. It exposes students to debates and tensions in the field and introduces them to some of the techniques and tools used by both international intermediaries (states, IOs, NGOs) and local stakeholders to address top-down and bottom up issues of economic reconstruction, political governance, security and legal reform, as well as human rights, rights of refugees and IDP populations and questions of post-conflict justice. The course relies on case studies and encourages students to design sustainable solutions to specific challenges of post-war transitions, while developing a realistic empathy for the constraints that confront decision-makers in dynamic environments characterized by uncertainty and limited information. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-696 N01.
(Meets with SIS 696 N01)
OPEN
N09
International Negotiation
03.00
Ghais,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. International Negotiation (3) International negotiation, the use of non-violent engagement to resolve international disputes or advance international cooperation, is a foundational tool of international relations. This course delves into the origins of international negotiation, providing students with an understanding of the theories of international negotiation. The course develops students' capacity to analyze international negotiation strategies and tactics, and improve their own negotiation skills through simulation exercises and cases studies. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-696 N02.
(Meets with SIS 696 N02)
CLOSED
N10
US as World Power since 1898
03.00
Pietrobon,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. The United States as a World Power since 1898 (3) This course offers students an introduction to the history of U.S. foreign relations in the twentieth century and beyond. Students assess continuity and change in U.S. foreign relations as well as how ideas of racial superiority, economic factors, geography, and non-state actors influenced U.S. foreign relations in these years. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-696 N03.
(Meets with SIS 696 N03)
OPEN
N101
Executive Leadership
03.00
Sachs,N
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
04/28/16
08/14/16
Additional Class Fee: $350.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Executive Leadership (3) In an interactive class, students discuss decision making, ethical leadership, strategic communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, leading multi-cultural workforces, and change and crisis management. Students have an opportunity to analyze who they are as a leader, who they want to be as a leader, and how others perceive their leadership skills to gain insight on their leadership strengths, challenges that may be impeding their effectiveness, and ways of creating leadership impact. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N103.
(Meets with SIS 696 N103)
OPEN
N102
Executive Leadership
03.00
Sachs,N
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
04/28/16
08/14/16
Additional Class Fee: $350.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Executive Leadership (3) In an interactive class, students discuss decision making, ethical leadership, strategic communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, leading multi-cultural workforces, and change and crisis management. Students have an opportunity to analyze who they are as a leader, who they want to be as a leader, and how others perceive their leadership skills to gain insight on their leadership strengths, challenges that may be impeding their effectiveness, and ways of creating leadership impact. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-696 N104.
OPEN
N103
Executive Leadership
03.00
Sachs,N
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
04/28/16
08/14/16
Additional Class Fee: $350.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Executive Leadership (3) In an interactive class, students discuss decision making, ethical leadership, strategic communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, leading multi-cultural workforces, and change and crisis management. Students have an opportunity to analyze who they are as a leader, who they want to be as a leader, and how others perceive their leadership skills to gain insight on their leadership strengths, challenges that may be impeding their effectiveness, and ways of creating leadership impact. Restriction: International Service (MIS). Meets with SIS-696 N101.
(Meets with SIS 696 N101)
CANCELLED
N104
Executive Leadership
03.00
Sachs,N
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Addtional Class Fee: $350.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Executive Leadership (3) In an interactive class, students discuss decision making, ethical leadership, strategic communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, leading multi-cultural workforces, and change and crisis management. Students have an opportunity to analyze who they are as a leader, who they want to be as a leader, and how others perceive their leadership skills to gain insight on their leadership strengths, challenges that may be impeding their effectiveness, and ways of creating leadership impact. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Meets with SIS-696 N102.
OPEN
N11
USFP: Institutions/Processes
03.00
Pasquale,C
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. U.S. Foreign Policy: Institutions and Processes (3) This course introduces students to the institutions and processes involved in making U.S. foreign, defense, and intelligence policy. The course provides a brief overview of the foreign and national security challenges facing the United States and focuses on the institutions, decision-making processes and politics of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. It covers the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, the White House, interagency processes, the Congress, and outside participants in the policy process. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-696 N04.
(Meets with SIS 696 N04)
SIS-730
Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs
CLOSED
N01
Mastering the Military
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
04/30/16
05/09/16
Additional Class Fee: $275.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Mastering the Military (1) This course helps students increase their mastery of the complex structure, processes, and culture of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the different military services (the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines) as well as U.S. Special Operations Forces. Topics covered include military organizations and DOD structure; budgetary trends; capabilities and weaponry of each service; and the unique nature and value of disparate service cultures, among other areas. Students become better able to work effectively with military personnel in their future careers, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs, international organizations, and the private sector. The course relies primarily on lecture and discussion, as well as some video presentations and a role-playing exercise. Restriction: International Relations (MA).
CLOSED
N02
Culturally-Responsve Prog Dsgn
01.00
Taylor,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
04/30/16
05/09/16
Additional Class Fee: $275.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Culturally-Responsive Program Design (1) Although it is becoming common knowledge that culture powerfully shapes and structures human experience, many global initiatives designed to combat poverty and inequality in developing nations and underserved communities remain staunchly Western in their approaches. In this course, students learn how to adopt a culturally-responsive approach to program design and analysis to increase program effectiveness and promote social justice. Through interactive exercises, students learn the foundational principles of cultural responsiveness, drawing on illuminative case studies from the international development, international education, and global health fields. Students learn how to co-create program goals, structures, implementation plans, and evaluation metrics that emerge from and resonate with the cultural and community contexts they are designed to support. Students also practice implementing these skills by designing (or re-designing) culturally-responsive programs, drawing from previous field experiences, or by fleshing out original program ideas. Restriction: International Relations (MA).
OPEN
N03
Program Budgeting
01.00
Reaud,B
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
06/25/16
07/09/16
Instructional Method: Online. Program Budgeting (1) While less than 1 percent of the U.S. federal budget is dedicated to foreign assistance, roughly 100 countries, or about half the number of countries globally, receive it. This course provides students with hands-on, interactive skills to analyze how U.S. foreign assistance works, how funds are requested and appropriated, the sectors that receive this assistance and the interaction of assistance and country-specific revenue generation. The course uses case studies, from the examination of agency budget requests and appropriations to country-specific case studies, to analyze and understand the fundamentals of U.S. foreign assistance. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online.
OPEN
N04
Structrd Analytic Prod & Proc
01.00
Boardman,M
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
06/04/16
06/05/16
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
06/11/16
06/11/16
Instructional Method: Online. Structured Analytic Production and Process (1) This course introduces students to the process of thinking in a logical and structured manner about a problem or issue with a specific customer in mind; deciding on an analytic approach; selecting and weighing evidence; and presenting compelling analytic conclusions. Students practice evaluating logical arguments, assessing data, and self-reviewing. They also learn to organize and communicate findings for maximum effectiveness and usability. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online.
OPEN
N05
Participatory Planning
01.00
Yetter,S
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/14/16
05/15/16
Participatory Planning (1) Participation is a fundamental concept to development. The challenge for development practitioners is to put participatory development theory into everyday practice. This course builds an appreciation of the nuances of participation and to impart specific methods and tools that facilitate participation. The course covers the principles of participatory learning and action (PLA), provides helpful do's and don'ts for carrying out participatory activities and processes, and touches on the caveats of participatory methods in the development industry. The tools and methods covered in the course are drawn from community development planning, PLA, participatory rural/urban appraisal (PRA/PUA), and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME).
CANCELLED
N06
Producing/Presenting Analytics
01.00
Sullivan,R
Books
F
06:00PM
09:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Producing and Presenting Analytics (1) This workshop introduces students to the process of thinking in a logical and structured manner about a problem or issue, but with a specific customer in mind; deciding on an analytic approach; selecting and weighing evidence; and presenting compelling analytic conclusions. Students practice crafting logical arguments, evaluating data, and self-reviewing. Students also learn to organize and communicate findings for maximum effectiveness and usability.
OPEN
N07
Policy Briefing
01.00
Schmall,C
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/04/16
06/05/16
Policy Briefing (1) This course gives students the tools and confidence to handle a briefing at any level in the policy world with a combination of presentations and group discussion on the art of proper preparation, real-life examples of policy briefings, and challenging practical exercises. Students learn how to develop and present a relevant, tailored, and effective briefing by crafting the briefing to account for the policymaker's level of knowledge, biases, and needs; understanding an issue's place in the policy process and how that impacts the presentation; utilizing graphics to make the complex easy to understand; writing talking points to guide the briefing; being flexible; and dealing with demanding or hostile audiences.
CANCELLED
N08
Understanding the Military
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Understanding the Military (1) What could be called "A Field Guide to Silver Eagles and Trained SEALs," this course familiarizes students with the structure, processes, jargon, and culture of the U.S. Defense Department and the different Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). Students leave the course better able to work with military personnel in their future assignments, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs or IOs. The course methodology focuses on lectures and discussion, with outside video and guest speakers to expand on concepts. In addition to assigned readings and classroom participation, students write and present a short analysis of an outside work that illustrates the ideas covered in the course.
OPEN
N09
Consulting Skills
01.00
Fischer,S
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/18/16
06/19/16
Consulting Skills (1) Whether students would like to make change within an organization or from the role of an outside consultant, this course provides the tools and perspectives to scope, plan, and execute projects effectively. Special attention is given to client relations and ways to build client trust.
OPEN
N10
Strat Fundng/Grant Wrtg Basics
01.00
Laughlin,S
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
07/15/16
07/15/16
S
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
07/16/16
07/23/16
Strategic Funding and Grant Writing Basics (1) In the world of non-profits, NGOs, and academia, fundraising is an essential skill that impacts virtually every single project, idea, or organizational initiative. In this course students develop a fundamental understanding of strategic fundraising with a particular emphasis on grant writing. The course explores all aspects of grant writing and has a heavy experiential component where students are able to run their own foundation. Real world examples of grants and grant requirements are explored within the larger context of assessing fundraising programs overall.
OPEN
N11
Producing/Presenting Analytics
01.00
Sullivan,R
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/21/16
05/22/16
Producing and Presenting Analytics (1) This workshop introduces students to the process of thinking in a logical and structured manner about a problem or issue, but with a specific customer in mind; deciding on an analytic approach; selecting and weighing evidence; and presenting compelling analytic conclusions. Students practice crafting logical arguments, evaluating data, and self-reviewing. Students also learn to organize and communicate findings for maximum effectiveness and usability.
OPEN
N12
Understanding the Military
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
07/30/16
07/31/16
Understanding the Military (1) What could be called "A Field Guide to Silver Eagles and Trained SEALs," this course familiarizes students with the structure, processes, jargon, and culture of the U.S. Defense Department and the different Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). Students leave the course better able to work with military personnel in their future assignments, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs or IOs. The course methodology focuses on lectures and discussion, with outside video and guest speakers to expand on concepts. In addition to assigned readings and classroom participation, students write and present a short analysis of an outside work that illustrates the ideas covered in the course.
SIS-750
Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs
OPEN
A01
International Policy Analysis
03.00
Jain,A
Books
MW
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
International Policy Analysis (3) This seminar provides an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy analysis in international affairs, focusing on the methods used to analyze and evaluate policy, the various issues associated with policy formation, and the application of these methods to current national security challenges. Students apply these methods and explore policy options for addressing the most significant geostrategic challenges likely to face policymakers over the coming years, including Russia, China, Iran, and violent extremism.
OPEN
D01
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval
03.00
Heath,J
Books
TTH
05:30PM
08:40PM
TBA
TBA
06/27/16
08/04/16
Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses.
OPEN
E01
Qual Methods & Methodology
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/09/16
06/23/16
Instructional Method: Online. Qualitative Methods and Methodology (3) This course examines three leading qualitative approaches to the production of knowledge about world politics: comparative case studies, participant observation, and the analysis of social networks. It considers theoretical and application issues, as well as reading and discussing exemplary work in each of these different approaches. The course provides students with a "toolkit" for the analysis of questions and issues not amenable to quantification.
OPEN
N05
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Gelpi,P
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making (3) This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-750 N07.
(Meets with SIS 750 N07)
OPEN
N06
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making (3) This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-750 N08.
(Meets with SIS 750 N08)
OPEN
N07
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Gelpi,P
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making (3) This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-750 N05.
(Meets with SIS 750 N05)
OPEN
N08
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making (3) This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-750 N06.
(Meets with SIS 750 N06)
OPEN
N09
Project Des, M & E: Int'l Rel
03.00
Balwanz,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluations: International Relations (3) This course introduces the six phases of a project cycle and is designed to build and/or strengthen students' knowledge, methods, and skills to design a development, governance, or post-conflict project for a specific population, and then develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan for ensuring project efficiency and measuring project effectiveness. Tools learned and practiced include problem/objectives analysis; theories of change; needs assessments; logical frameworks; indicator protocol sheets; data collection toolkits; means of verification; and monitoring, evaluation, learning and report (MERL) plan. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-750 N11.
(Meets with SIS 750 N11)
OPEN
N11
Project Des, M & E: Int'l Rel
03.00
Balwanz,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluations: International Relations (3) This course introduces the six phases of a project cycle and is designed to build and/or strengthen students' knowledge, methods, and skills to design a development, governance, or post-conflict project for a specific population, and then develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan for ensuring project efficiency and measuring project effectiveness. Tools learned and practiced include problem/objectives analysis; theories of change; needs assessments; logical frameworks; indicator protocol sheets; data collection toolkits; means of verification; and monitoring, evaluation, learning and report (MERL) plan. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-750 N09.
(Meets with SIS 750 N09)
SIS-782
AU-Graduate Institute, Geneva
Permission: SIS Office of International Programs.
CANCELLED
N01
01.00-12.00
Books
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
N02
01.00-12.00
Books
(Meets with SIS 782 N03)
CLOSED
N03
01.00-12.00
Books
(Meets with SIS 782 N02)
SIS-783
AU-University of Bonn,Germany
Permission: SIS Office of International Programs.
OPEN
N01
01.00-12.00
Books
OPEN
N02
01.00-12.00
Books
Special Tuition Rate. Restriction: International Relations (MA).
SIS-793
Practicum in Int'l Affairs
Permission: SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
N01
Cuba: Education Diplomacy
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
MW
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
05/23/16
06/08/16
MWF
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
06/24/16
06/29/16
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: June 10-19, 2016. Travel Location: Cuba. Cuba: Education Diplomacy: Building U.S.-Cuban Educational Partnerships (3) This practicum focuses on building the frameworks and developing the foundational resources necessary to support the development of U.S. educational diplomacy initiatives in Cuba. Working with clients and in-country partners, students research the goals, capacity, and infrastructure of Cuban partners, as well as best practices in Cuban exchanges in other contexts. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad.
OPEN
N02
Israel: Water, Cooper & Peace
03.00
Abitbol,E
Books
Travel Dates: June 8-21, 2016. Travel Location: Israel. Israel: Water, Cooperation, and Peace (3) This practicum focuses on examining and assessing cooperative Palestinian-Israeli water projects for their significance as peacebuilding initiatives and practices. AU's main regional partner organization in the Middle East is the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES), based at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel. Student research builds on the Arava Institute's "Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts" initiative, which seeks to reduce conflict and promote dialogue through shared water management. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad.
(Meets with SIS 793 N08)
OPEN
N03
Brazil: Land Degradtn/Restortn
03.00
Bratman,E
Books
Travel Dates: May 15-June 7, 2016. Travel Location: Brazil. Brazil: Land Degradation and Restoration (3) This practicum focuses on rural development with the Iracambi Research Center located in the Serra do Brigadeiro semi-deciduous forest region in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Iracambi has three main project areas involving building a sustainable rural community: fostering payments for ecosystem services, environmental education, and encouraging forestry and agroforestry best practices. Students support these initiatives through conducting original research concerning land restoration policies and economics, with a focus on assessing and accounting for the value of ecosystem functions. This practicum is a research-oriented consultancy; the project involves qualitative and quantitative data-gathering concerning costs of ecosystem degradation with a particular focus on bauxite mining, coffee farming, and cattle ranching. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad.
OPEN
N04
Transformation & Peacebuilding
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Transformation and Peacebuilding (3) The practicum places students in international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) such as Partners for Democratic Change and CHF International, and government agencies, such as the U.S. State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Students undertake studies and conduct analysis of programs that focus on war-to-peace transitions. These are carried out at the headquarters of client organizations and may involve fieldwork at projects sites overseas. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online.
(Meets with SIS 793 N06)
OPEN
N05
Assessing Glbl/Military Trends
03.00
Marlo,F
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Assessing Global and Military Trends (3) In order to supplement and enhance its own strategic forecasting, the Department of Defense routinely seeks out independent assessments of the changing global environment. The Strategic Studies Group provides the Chief of Staff of the Army with creative and unconventional analysis of emerging challenges facing the United States and, in particular, the U.S. Army. This practicum identifies, prioritizes, and assesss the major global and defense trends likely to influence conflict and strategic competition in the 2030-2040 timeframe. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online.
(Meets with SIS 793 N07)
CLOSED
N06
Transformation & Peacebuilding
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Transformation and Peacebuilding (3) The practicum places students in international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) such as Partners for Democratic Change and CHF International, and government agencies, such as the U.S. State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Students undertake studies and conduct analysis of programs that focus on war-to-peace transitions. These are carried out at the headquarters of client organizations and may involve fieldwork at projects sites overseas. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-793 N04.
(Meets with SIS 793 N04)
CLOSED
N07
Assessing Glbl/Military Trends
03.00
Marlo,F
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
05/02/16
08/14/16
Instructional Method: Online. Assessing Global and Military Trends (3) In order to supplement and enhance its own strategic forecasting, the Department of Defense routinely seeks out independent assessments of the changing global environment. The Strategic Studies Group provides the Chief of Staff of the Army with creative and unconventional analysis of emerging challenges facing the United States and, in particular, the U.S. Army. This practicum identifies, prioritizes, and assesses the major global and defense trends likely to influence conflict and strategic competition in the 2030-2040 timeframe. Permission: instructor. Meets with SIS-793 N05.
(Meets with SIS 793 N05)
CLOSED
N08
Israel: Water, Cooper & Peace
03.00
Abitbol,E
Books
Travel Dates: June 8-21, 2016. Travel Location: Israel. Israel: Water, Cooperation, and Peace (3) This practicum focuses on examining and assessing cooperative Palestinian-Israeli water projects for their significance as peacebuilding initiatives and practices. AU's main regional partner organization in the Middle East is the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES), based at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel. Student research builds on the Arava Institute's "Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts" initiative, which seeks to reduce conflict and promote dialogue through shared water management. Permission: instructor and SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 N02.
(Meets with SIS 793 N02)
SIS-794
Substantial Res Paper w/ Crswk
Permission: department.
CLOSED
N00
***** Varies by Student ******
03.00
Books
SIS-795
Master's Research Requirement
Prerequisite: permission of department.
CLOSED
N00
***** Varies by Student ******
01.00-03.00
Books
CLOSED
N01
Political, Legal, and Social
01.00-03.00
Gargano,T
Books
OPEN
N02
The Icc and the Complementarit
01.00-03.00
Bosco,D
Books
OPEN
N03
Organizations Peace & Conflict
01.00-03.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
OPEN
N04
The Trend of Peace Enforcement
01.00-03.00
Gargano,T
Books
SIS-797
Master's Thesis Supervision
Permission: department. May be taken SP/UP only.
CLOSED
N01
***** Varies by Student *****
01.00-06.00
Books
SIS-898
Doctoral Continuing Enrollment
Prerequisite: doctoral students with permission of program director. May be taken SP/UP only.
OPEN
N01
01.00-09.00
Atzili,B
Books
SIS-899
Doctoral Dissertation
Prerequisite: doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. May be taken SP/UP only.
OPEN
N01
01.00-09.00
Atzili,B
Books