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SISU-105 FA3
World Politics
CLOSED
001
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
Tuomi,K; Dye,D
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
003
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
004
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
TH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
005
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
TH
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
006
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
TH
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
007
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
TH
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
008
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
F
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CLOSED
009
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
T
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
010
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
011
03.00
Knight,S
Books
TF
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
012
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
013
03.00
Tuomi,K; Dye,D
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
014
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
F
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
015
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-106
First Year Seminar
Prerequisite: first-year SIS students with permission of SIS Undergraduate Advising Office
CLOSED
001
Soc Movements/Society in MENA
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Social Movements and Society in MENA This seminar examines social movements and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Arab Revolts of 2011 brought to the limelight the potential of popular movements rooted in civil society in MENA. In an effort to map this understudied level of MENA politics, this course first introduces students to the history of MENA, foundational scholarly work on non-violent social movements and civil society, basic rules and practices of scholarly research, and proceeds to engage students in a major research project on MENA civil society. Students study several movements for change in the region, including Lebanon (2005), Iran (2009), Tunisia and Egypt (both 2011).
CLOSED
002
Globalization 3.0
03.00
Goodman,L
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Globalization 3.0 This course considers the three periods of intense globalization which touched the new and the old worlds. Students examine how and why the first two ended badly for Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, and discuss scenarios for the evolution of the current globalization.
CLOSED
003
War, Politics & Silver Screen
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
War, Politics and the Silver Screen From Hollywood thrillers such as Green Zone to Academy Award winners such as The Hurt Locker, the silver screen continues to offer a rich medium for the study of international relations (IR). This seminar uses the medium of films to understand key theoretical issues in IR and examine how contemporary movies reflect our understanding of the nature of the state, the role of U.S. power, transnational challenges such as war, environmental pressures, criminal networks, the behavior of non-state states actors, as well as exploring how they all impact and shape the international system in the twenty-first century.
CLOSED
004
Game Changers
03.00
Taylor,M
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Game Changers Good models, concepts, and theories in the social sciences provide us with new ways of thinking about perplexing, puzzling, or previously unnoticed aspects of social behavior. Ideally, they also make us better thinkers, both in our daily lives and as students and practitioners in international affairs. 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. Rather than focus in-depth on a single school of thought or discipline, 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. The aim is to offer a broad introduction to a variety of approaches for building knowledge, all of which may provide useful heuristic models for evaluating human behaviors, predicting potential outcomes, or improving policy.
CANCELLED
005
Rise of the African State
03.00
Craig,D
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Rise of the African State This course examines questions such as where do states come from; how do the contemporary and historical states of Africa differ from similar structures in other parts of the world and in other times throughout human history; and what can be learned about state-building and state-development from studying Africa. Lastly, to what extent can the successes and failures of contemporary African states be traced to the relations that underpinned their pre-colonial incarnations?
OPEN
007
China From the Inside
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
China From the Inside This course draws on memoirs, documentaries, guest speakers, and student interviews to provide a worm's-eye view of China from 1911 to today. The course provides students with an understanding of the complex challenges of Chinese identity today, as ordinary people try to satisfy their pent-up aspirations and deal with entrenched problems of environmental degradation and political repression.
CANCELLED
008
Foreign Policy Simulation
03.00
Martin,G
Books
M
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Foreign Policy Simulation This course gives students the chance to explore how and why American officials make certain foreign policy decisions by examining the process of American foreign policy-making. It also integrates role-playing simulations, which helps students understand the sort of challenges and dilemmas that policy-makers routinely face.
CLOSED
009
Struggle for Mid East Pol Chng
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Struggle for Political Change in the Middle East This course focuses on the prospects for political change in the Middle East in light of both the stunning protest movements of 2011 and the considerable obstacles to achieving their aspirations for political change which have emerged since. The course begins with an overview of the various aspects of the initial mobilizations including the primary grievances, the role of youth and women, the role of social media, etc. It then considers the gains, success stories, and ongoing promise of the era of protest and change in the Middle East as well as the many subsequent setbacks and formidable challenges including the turn to violence, the role of foreign powers, Islamist-secular divides, and enduring authoritarian structures. Students consider the unique political context of and differing post-uprising paths taken in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iran. Throughout the course, they critically examine each county in order to gain better insight into current predicaments and prospects for long-term political change in each case individually and the region as a whole.
CANCELLED
010
Weak and Fragile States
03.00
Belding,W
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Weak and Fragile States This course 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.
CANCELLED
011
The Postcolonial City
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The Postcolonial City Colonialism was an experiment in physical and ideological domination that left behind strong social, cultural, economic and spatial legacies. This course explores those legacies in cities that are paradigms of the colonial encounter, via: population and resource flows, the ways urbanites construct selves vis-a-vis a geographically and temporally imagined modernity, and according to modern notions of gender, race, and nation, and the shared challenges postcolonial subjects face to access, survive and succeed in the city. A postcolonial lens illuminates many of the most prominent divides that structure contemporary urban space and social life as well as the connections that linger in global trade and migration patterns. This course goes beyond common global North/South distinctions to study how cities like Lagos and London are postcolonial cities. Students gain an understanding of how the colonial experiment reflects or anticipates the distribution of power and opportunity in and across these cities today.
CANCELLED
012
Woodrow Wilson
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Woodrow Wilson: From the Ivory Tower to the White House Students and practitioners of international studies remember Woodrow Wilson as the president who reluctantly led America into World War I aspiring to make the world "safe for democracy" and spearheaded the crafting of the League of Nations after the war, but then dramatically failed to secure domestic political support for the U.S. to enter the League. However, these are only the closing chapters of a complex career. The first and only PhD turned president, Wilson had made his name as a pioneering political scientist who published, among his multiple scholarly works, what he considered the first textbook of "comparative politics." How did Wilson's later actions as president relate to the views of American and comparative politics, democracy, the industrial economy, and the modern state, he had advanced in his scholarly works? This first year seminar examines together Wilson's scholarship and political career, approaching him as a case study to explore, and reflect upon, the ties and tensions between political thought and political practice.
CLOSED
013
Globalizatn: Winners & Losers
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Globalization: Winners and Losers We live in a globalized world, where goods are produced and then shipped all over the world. Wal-Mart, with its worldwide reach and market power, represents the best and the worst of this global economy. Consumers love its everyday low prices while workers rail against its labor practices and environmentalists fight over whether it is doing enough to reduce its carbon footprint. While Wal-Mart paved the way, Amazon has continued to transform the way consumption, work, community, and the world are thought about. This course examines the global supply chain -- from extraction of natural resources, to manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Students analyze who are the winners and losers in a globalized economy, and think about how business practices, government policies, and consumer demands affect outcomes. Is the only outcome a race to the bottom where workers' rights are sacrificed and developing countries become host to factories that some call sweatshops? Is corporate social responsibility a solution? Is ethical shopping? To make the local-global connection students visit a Wal-Mart store in downtown Washington, D.C. and evaluate its impact on the local community.
OPEN
014
China: Politics/Foreign Policy
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
China: Politics and Foreign Policy 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
015
Iden Pol in Multicultural Soc
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Identity Politics in Multiracial Societies: U.S. & Malaysia This course examines the impact of ethnicity, religion, and identity politics on the political, economic, and social development of multicultural societies, with special focus on Malaysia and America. The theoretical inquiry on different and multi-layered "forms of belonging" focuses on structures and agents, institutions, and processes--political, economic, religious, and cultural--that are fundamental to the shaping and re-shaping of identity and culture at the individual, family, communal, national, and global levels. Key determinants of contemporary Malaysian and American identity formation examined include citizenship and nationhood, family and community, ethnicity and race, religion, class, gender, and migration, as well as the impact of the market and mass consumption in a globalizing and interdependent world. Apart from scholarly texts, films/videos, fiction, novels and graphic novels are used to further illuminate the manner in which political, economic, socio-cultural, and religious changes have impacted on the process of identity formation and inter-ethnic cultural construction at the different levels of analysis used in the investigative framework.
CLOSED
016
Foreign Policy Simulation
03.00
Martin,G
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Foreign Policy Simulation This course gives students the chance to explore how and why American officials make certain foreign policy decisions by examining the process of American foreign policy-making. It also integrates role-playing simulations, which helps students understand the sort of challenges and dilemmas that policy-makers routinely face.
CLOSED
017
What Is Suffering?
03.00
Wapner,P
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
What Is Suffering? This course explores questions such as: why is there so much pain in the world, is there a purpose to such affliction, and how do we relate to our own pain and that of others. Using literary, philosophical, and political texts, this seminar probes the place of suffering in the human experience.
OPEN
018
Environmental Ethics
03.00
Wapner,P
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Environmental Ethics This course focuses on how one can live most deeply and responsibly in the face of global environmental dangers, with the aim to understand the meaning of the "good life" at this historical moment of environmental intensification. Students read philosophically oriented and literary texts, and draw on their own experiences of place, memory, writing, and loss to develop ways of knowing and engaging in environmental politics.
OPEN
019
Why Do They Love and Hate Us?
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Why Do They Love and Hate Us? 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.
OPEN
020
The Postcolonial City
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Postcolonial City Colonialism was an experiment in physical and ideological domination that left behind strong social, cultural, economic and spatial legacies. This course explores those legacies in cities that are paradigms of the colonial encounter, via: population and resource flows, the ways urbanites construct selves vis-a-vis a geographically and temporally imagined modernity, and according to modern notions of gender, race, and nation, and the shared challenges postcolonial subjects face to access, survive and succeed in the city. A postcolonial lens illuminates many of the most prominent divides that structure contemporary urban space and social life as well as the connections that linger in global trade and migration patterns. This course goes beyond common global North/South distinctions to study how cities like Lagos and London are postcolonial cities. Students gain an understanding of how the colonial experiment reflects or anticipates the distribution of power and opportunity in and across these cities today.
OPEN
021
Woodrow Wilson, Librlsm & Race
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Woodrow Wilson, Liberalism, and Race Alternately celebrated and castigated for pioneering modern American liberalism in foreign and economic policy, Woodrow Wilson's presidency is today a focal point of debate over racism in modern America. This course examines the relation between Wilson's liberalism and his presidential actions in foreign policy, economic policy, and race relations, and whether these actions apply, contradict, or remake the beliefs he brought with him into the White House. As the first and only PhD to become president, Wilson offers a rare opportunity to critically interpret a presidential administration in light of the previous development and articulation of his beliefs across decades of influential scholarship.
OPEN
022
Weak and Fragile States
03.00
Belding,W
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Weak and Fragile States This course 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.
SISU-130 FA3
Intercultural Understanding
CANCELLED
001T
03.00
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open only to students in the International Gap Program.
SISU-140 FA3
Cross-Cultural Communication
OPEN
001
03.00
Erol,A
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
002
03.00
Whitman,D
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
003
03.00
Groen,G
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
004
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
005
03.00
Nam,K
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
006
03.00
Groen,G
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
007
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
008
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
009
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
010
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
011
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
012
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CANCELLED
013
03.00
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
014
03.00
Gargano,T
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
015
03.00
Gargano,T
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
016
03.00
Bates,S
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
017
03.00
Chin,C
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
018
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
019
03.00
De Jesus,M
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
020
03.00
Karudapuram,S
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
022
03.00
Karudapuram,S
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CLOSED
023
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
024
03.00
Karudapuram,S
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
OPEN
025
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
026
03.00
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CLOSED
027
03.00
Whitman,D
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CANCELLED
028
03.00
Whitman,D
Books
M
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-194
Comm Service Learning Project
Permission: instructor and Center for Community Engagement & Service.
OPEN
001
Cross-Cultural Communication
01.00
Erol,A
Books
OPEN
002
Cross-Cultural Communication
01.00
Gargano,T
Books
OPEN
003
Cross-Cultural Communication
01.00
Gargano,T
Books
OPEN
004
Cross-Cultural Communication
01.00
De Jesus,M
Books
SISU-206
Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and International Studies major.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
MTH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CLOSED
002
03.00
Seybert,L
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to SIS majors.
CANCELLED
003
03.00
Seybert,L
Books
TF
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open only to Global Scholars students.
CLOSED
004
03.00
Dye,D
Books
TF
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
005
03.00
Seybert,L
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Open only to Global Scholar students.
SISU-210
Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Banks,D
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
Eralp,D
Books
TF
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
003
03.00
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
004
03.00
Walton,E
Books
MTH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
005
03.00
Wien,B
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
006
03.00
Banks,D
Books
TF
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-211 FA3
Civilizations of Africa
OPEN
001
03.00
Craig,D
Books
M
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-212 FA3
China, Japan & the U.S.
OPEN
001
03.00
Lee,J
Books
MTH
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-214
Contemporary Latin America
OPEN
001
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-215
Contemporary Middle East
CLOSED
001
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TF
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-216
Contemporary Russia
OPEN
001
03.00
Garipov,R
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-220
Int'l Political Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Dore,G
Books
M
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
002
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
003
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
004
03.00
Dore,G
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
005
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-230
Analysis of US Foreign Policy
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Mislan,D
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
003
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
MTH
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
006
03.00
Dalzell,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-240
International Development
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Bratman,E
Books
MTH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
003
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
004
03.00
Robinson,R
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
005
03.00
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-250
Env Sustainblty/Global Health
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
MTH
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Diamond,A
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-260
Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Erol,A
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
Shinko,R
Books
MTH
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
003
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
TF
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-270
Introduction to Human Rights
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Bachman,J
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-280
International Organizations
Prerequisite: SISU-105 and no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Ashizawa,K
Books
MTH
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
Schroeder,M
Books
TF
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-300
Intro to Int'l Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200.
OPEN
001
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Silvia,S
Books
MTH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-306
Adv Int'l Studies Research
Prerequisite: SISU-206.
OPEN
001
Game Theory in Int'l Relations
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
TF
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Game Theory: Analyzing Choice and Strategy in International Relations This course explores formal models of strategic interaction among actors in international relations--how citizens, politicians, non-governmental organizations, firms, interest groups, international organizations, and states fight for their interests. It uses (mathematical) game theoretic analysis and equilibrium solution concepts to predict how actors behave, and applies these techniques to the study of cooperation in international regimes, counterterrorism, trade relations, compellence and deterrence, and war. Students develop and carry out a research project analyzing strategic interaction on an international topic of their choosing.
CLOSED
002
Game Theory in Int'l Relations
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Game Theory: Analyzing Choice and Strategy in International Relations This course explores formal models of strategic interaction among actors in international relations--how citizens, politicians, non-governmental organizations, firms, interest groups, international organizations, and states fight for their interests. It uses (mathematical) game theoretic analysis and equilibrium solution concepts to predict how actors behave, and applies these techniques to the study of cooperation in international regimes, counterterrorism, trade relations, compellence and deterrence, and war. Students develop and carry out a research project analyzing strategic interaction on an international topic of their choosing.
OPEN
003
Olson Scholars Seminar
03.00
Field,L
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Prerequisite: Olson Scholars and permission of SIS Undergraduate Advising Office. Olson Scholars Seminar Specifically designed for Olson Scholars, in addition to providing each student with support and feedback for an original research project, this course provides an opportunity to reflect critically on theoretical questions about the relationship between social science and ethics. Students are expected to work more and more independently with their mentor, while class time is generally devoted to more theoretical questions. With the help of texts from antiquity through to the present, students discuss questions such as: What kinds of things can we have knowledge about? How do we know what we know? What motivates/drives us as researchers, and why does this matter? What ethical assumptions are contained in our alternative approaches to research? Can we transcend these? Consideration of these broad questions help students think more deeply and critically about their own role as a young researcher on the global stage. Throughout the semester there is also class time set aside for consultations, writing workshops, and student presentations of research.
OPEN
004
Lang, Symbols, Pract & Ident
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Language, Symbols, Practices, and Identities in International StudiesResearch This course focuses on the theory and application of discourse analysis-the way in which our worlds are constructed and understood through language, symbols, practices, and identities, and the ways in which each of these elements structures politics and societies-in international studies research. After examining of the history and evolution of discourse analysis in the social sciences, students develop a research question, literature review, and research design for their research projects. As students research and refine their individual projects, the class also examines examples of discourse analysis drawn from diverse substantive and geographical areas in international studies research. Students also receive training in NVivo qualitative analysis software. Each student produces a full independent scholarly research project, including an original research paper and a presentation that should serve as the basis for future research, conference presentations, and even potential publication.
OPEN
005
Lang, Symbols, Pract & Ident
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
MTH
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Language, Symbols, Practices, and Identities in International StudiesResearch This course focuses on the theory and application of discourse analysis-the way in which our worlds are constructed and understood through language, symbols, practices, and identities, and the ways in which each of these elements structures politics and societies-in international studies research. After examining of the history and evolution of discourse analysis in the social sciences, students develop a research question, literature review, and research design for their research projects. As students research and refine their individual projects, the class also examines examples of discourse analysis drawn from diverse substantive and geographical areas in international studies research. Students also receive training in NVivo qualitative analysis software. Each student produces a full independent scholarly research project, including an original research paper and a presentation that should serve as the basis for future research, conference presentations, and even potential publication.
OPEN
006
Quant Analysis of Survey Data
03.00
Walton,E
Books
MTH
01:10PM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data This course delves deeper on the methodologies and methods of quantitative analysis of "Large Sample" data. This course focuses 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. Each student concludes the course with the submission of an original research project. While this class requires the use of Stata (a statistical software program), no particular expertise with statistical theory or software is necessary for the successful completion of the course.
OPEN
007
Quant Analysis of Survey Data
03.00
Walton,E
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data This course delves deeper on the methodologies and methods of quantitative analysis of "Large Sample" data. This course focuses 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. Each student concludes the course with the submission of an original research project. While this class requires the use of Stata (a statistical software program), no particular expertise with statistical theory or software is necessary for the successful completion of the course.
CLOSED
008
Research on U.S.Foreign Policy
03.00
Mislan,D
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Research on U.S. Foreign Policy Students investigate the politics behind U.S. foreign policy. They learn how to use case study methods to test hypotheses informed by existing theories of foreign policymaking.
CANCELLED
009
Action-Research Strategies
03.00
Fox,J
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Action-Research Strategies Action-research is a key component of evidence-based public interest advocacy efforts. By targeting spotlights on "who gets what" and "who is doing what to whom," transparency can inform citizen engagement to hold powerful institutions accountable. This course addresses a wide range of strategies for using research to inform policy debates, drawing extensively on first-hand experience. Case studies include both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as levels of analysis that range from the local to the global, with a primary focus on the Americas. Policy issues addressed include environmental justice, human rights, fair trade, development policy, natural resource management, voter participation, immigrant rights, U.S. foreign policy towards Central America, and open government.
CANCELLED
010
Quantitative Analysis
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Quantitative Analysis This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to be an informed consumer and producer of statistics. It helps students interpret and critique quantitative analyses commonly found in international affairs journals, and enables them to conduct descriptive and multivariate analyses using statistical software (SPSS). Students produce a research paper based on original quantitative data analysis.
CANCELLED
011
Ethnography/DC Diaspora Popul
03.00
Shepler,S
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Ethnography and Washington, DC Diaspora Populations This course introduces the use of ethnographic research methods to study questions of international relations related to diaspora populations including why and when members of diaspora populations send money "home," do diaspora populations contribute to conflict or peace in their home countries, how are nationalisms changed through the experience of living in the United States, and how inter-generational relations within diaspora populations affect reverse brain drain. Ethnography requires the researcher to understand cultural phenomena from the point of view of the subjects of the study by observing and participating in naturally occurring settings. Students select a research question related to a Washington, DC diaspora population, and then become participant-observers among that population to gather ethnographic data. The class discusses negotiating access, taking ethnographic field notes, ethical issues, data analysis, and write up. Students learn NVivo qualitative data analysis software. The final product is a substantial original research paper.
OPEN
012
Quantitative Methods
03.00
Spath,A
Books
MTH
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Quantitative Methods This course introduces students to quantitative approaches to international relations. It provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to both understand and employ statistical research used in the study of international affairs. As such, students learn to read and analyze quantitative research with an eye toward scrutinizing quantitative research designs and interpreting statistical evidence. Moreover, students become competent producers of research using introductory quantitative methods including both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students work with real data using Stata (a statistical software program) to manage, graph, display, and analyze different types of data. Among other assignments, students produce either a replication and extension of an existing research study or an original research project.
OPEN
013
Quantitative Methods
03.00
Spath,A
Books
MTH
04:00PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Quantitative Methods This course introduces students to quantitative approaches to international relations. It provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to both understand and employ statistical research used in the study of international affairs. As such, students learn to read and analyze quantitative research with an eye toward scrutinizing quantitative research designs and interpreting statistical evidence. Moreover, students become competent producers of research using introductory quantitative methods including both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students work with real data using Stata (a statistical software program) to manage, graph, display, and analyze different types of data. Among other assignments, students produce either a replication and extension of an existing research study or an original research project.
CLOSED
014
Discourse, Hegemony, Ideology
03.00
Erol,A
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Discourse, Hegemony, Ideology, Nationalism This course introduces the concepts of discourse, ideology, hegemony, and their relationship to the society at large, with a specific focus on nationalism. The course starts with a theoretical exploration of these concepts and their place in larger scholarly debates, and then moves on to building up skills to critically engage ideological texts in an in-depth manner using critical discourse analysis (CDA). This is a methods course with intensive reading of primary sources, writing, and analysis. Throughout the course, students are not only exposed to essential readings in critical language studies, but also learn the basics of qualitative research design, culminating in a research paper.
OPEN
015
Commodity Chain Analysis
03.00
Diamond,A
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Commodity Chain Analysis Commodity chains are composed of the social relationships, physical assets, governance structures, and technological processes involved in raw material extraction, processing or manufacturing, distribution and marketing of a particular commodity. This course engages with the theory and practice of commodity chain analysis. Analyzing where, by whom, how, and under what conditions a given commodity moves from initial conception to final sale helps to understand how the modern global economy works, and how its structures and processes lead to highly varied outcomes for different regions, populations, and environments.
CLOSED
016
Mod World Order in Hist Contxt
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Modern World Order in Historical Context Global in scope and comparative in its research approach, this course provides students with the opportunity to use qualitative research methods in the social sciences, such as historiography, ethnography, case studies, counterfactuals, discourse analysis, and archival research. The course further acquaints students with the nature of political science as an intellectual enterprise that is soundly grounded in a broader historical context.
OPEN
017
Field Research Methods
03.00
Auerbach,A
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Field Research Methods This course prepares students for independent field research. Students acquire methodological skills and data collection strategies that have broad application to both academic research and international program evaluation. The course covers a range of field methods, including ethnography, archival research, interviews, focus groups, surveys, and field experiments, as well as the theoretical, logistical, and ethical aspects of field research design.
CLOSED
018
The Case Study Approach
03.00
Craig,D
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Case Study Approach At its core, the case study approach compares things in order to identify the causes of key phenomena. This simple goal underlies the use of case studies both in scholarship and in the world of practitioners, where conclusions drawn from case studies are referred to as "lessons learned" or "best practices," and generalize about the best way that these can best be achieved under the heading of "knowledge management." This course familiarizes students both with a range of different strategies for using case studies within a primarily positivist and qualitative framework, and with techniques for designing good knowledge management strategies to bring the use of case studies into the workplace. The course concludes in a substantial original research paper and presentation, building on each students' previous work.
CLOSED
019
Hist Research in Int'l Studies
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Historical Research in International Studies This course introduces modes of historical research in international studies that emphasize the use of primary sources. There are multiple such modes, from the longstanding traditions of diplomatic history and historical case studies, to contemporary research agendas in international history and history of international thought. Students are introduced to opportunities, challenges, and choices involved in accessing and interpreting a variety of primary sources, from sources available online, to those available at the library, to archival materials. The course highlights methodological pluralism in the way primary sources are used, examining examples of historical research employing both interpretive and neo-positivist methodologies. As students learn about the varieties of primary sources, of traditions and agendas in historical research, and of methodologies, they develop, situate in the literature, and undertake a methodologically self-reflective research project of their own. By the end of the course each student should have produced an independent piece of historical research that could be a basis for future research, conference presentations, and even potential publication.
OPEN
020
Field Rsrch Mthd in Int'l St
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Field Research Methods in International Studies This course introduces students to field research methods commonly used in research on economic and political development. The course explores a wide range of field research methods employed by development studies scholars, including ethnography, participant observation, focus groups, interviews, and surveys and uses these methods to examine important research questions related to the meanings and impacts of development in domestic and international contexts. Students are able to draw on the wide range of possible subject populations in the DC metro area, including local residents, U.S. government employees, think tank researchers, NGO staff, journalists, in conducting their research.
OPEN
021
Qual Mthds: Pcbldng & Conf Res
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Qualitative Methods for Assessing Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution Initiatives International peacebuilding involves multiple initiatives with diverse goals at different levels of society aimed at creating peace in the midst of violence. Though billions of dollars have been devoted to these processes, it is questionable how effective these initiatives are and how they contribute to peaceful societies. Students in this course learn some keys issues facing the peacebuilding field through analyzing multiple case studies of conflicts throughout the international arena. Students also explore data collection methods for conducting qualitative research in these settings, such as interviews, focus groups, ethnography, and surveys. Additionally, students in this course are oriented with skills for thematic data analysis. Each student practices these data collection and analysis skills through one individual research project that they engage in over the course of the semester.
CLOSED
022
Ethnography in Int'l Studies
03.00
Thomas,S
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Practice of Ethnography in International Studies This course is an in-depth exploration of ethnographic methodology and its significance to the field of international studies. Students are introduced to some of the key developments, debates, and scholarly works that have emerged from and informed the practice of ethnography. Students pay particular attention to the ethnographic turn in international affairs and what it means for their own research interests. At the same time, the course familiarizes students with each of the fundamental aspects of engaging in ethnographic inquiry and writing, and students use what they learn in the classroom to "enter the field" and pursue their research projects.
OPEN
023
Ethnography in Int'l Studies
03.00
Thomas,S
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Practice of Ethnography in International Studies This course is an in-depth exploration of ethnographic methodology and its significance to the field of international studies. Students are introduced to some of the key developments, debates, and scholarly works that have emerged from and informed the practice of ethnography. Students pay particular attention to the ethnographic turn in international affairs and what it means for their own research interests. At the same time, the course familiarizes students with each of the fundamental aspects of engaging in ethnographic inquiry and writing, and students use what they learn in the classroom to "enter the field" and pursue their research projects.
OPEN
024
The Euro Crisis and the EU
03.00
Henning,R
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Euro Crisis and the European Union The European debt crisis of 2010-2013 has profoundly challenged the European Union and its currency the euro. The euro area, moreover, must adopt new reforms in its institutional architecture in order to surmount problems that continue to plague its member states. This course is devoted to European integration and the causes, responses, and consequences of the euro crisis. Students conduct a research project related to this topic. Case studies ("small-n neo-positive" studies) and qualitative methods are emphasized in the course and are expected to be used in research papers.
OPEN
025
Sociocultural Field Research
03.00
Venturelli,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Sociocultural Field Research on Deeper Drivers of International Crises International crises and conflicts that persist in varied sociocultural and geographic environments often seem resistant to peacebuilding and stabilization initiatives. They also present a significant challenge to conventional theories. This course provides students with the framework and methods to investigate twenty-first century conflicts and crises in the field, and to identify and analyze the underlying complex drivers of instability. Drawing from lessons of wars and instability over the past decade in regions around the world, the course focuses on a set of complex sociocultural factors and their dynamic interactions that are critical to understanding the deeper motivations, interest and intent of key conflict players. Using field-simulation workshops, secondary and primary source analysis, and guided independent research projects, students develop some core field investigation skills relevant both to international crisis research and to the design of more effective international policy.
SISU-310
Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210.
OPEN
001
Gender and Peace Building
03.00
Wien,B
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Gender and Peace Building Female power is rising worldwide, at a time when sexual violence is also increasing. Gender is also being redefined, and women's roles in peacemaking, peace-building, and peacekeeping are growing. Research shows females have been challenging unjust authority, brokering peace agreements, negotiating ceasefires, and advancing human rights at enormous personal risks, although their contributions are rarely featured in textbooks or official records. This course explores cutting-edge issues of gender and peace from multiple angles and perspectives. Students engage in active-learning and diverse teaching styles.
OPEN
002
Great Powers Pol in Int'l Soc
03.00
Banks,D
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Great Powers Politics in International Society What does the end of the dominance that the United States has enjoyed since the end of the Cold War and the return of the great powers mean for international society? This course helps students to unpack and discover the critical role that great power politics plays in ordering international politics. Using empirical instances of great power interactions as a guide, students are provided with the theoretical concepts necessary to understand what great powers are; how they achieve their status; the manner in which they interact with one another; the institutions they design; and the sources and consequences of great power consensus and discord. Students select a famous great power incident and use the concepts from the course to explain it.
SISU-318
Topics Global Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210 or SISU-230.
CLOSED
001
Causes of War
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Causes of War 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.
SISU-319
Arab-Israeli Relations
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210.
OPEN
001
03.00
Atzili,B
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-320
Topics in Global Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220. May be taken A-F only.
CANCELLED
001
International Trade Relations
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Trade Relations The major contemporary foreign trade and international investment policy issues confronting the United States. Geographic and functional issues are analyzed in both economic and political terms.
OPEN
002
From Communism to Capitalism
03.00
Schiff,J
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
From Communism to Capitalism Beginning in the late 1980s, much of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union undertook a fundamental transition from centrally planned to market-based economies, together with a series of dramatic political changes. This course examines the very different paths that transition took across countries, the determinants of success or failure of the transition process, and the implications for countries currently engaged in their own reform process, such as China, Myanmar, and Cuba.
OPEN
004
International Trade Relations
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Trade Relations This course considers the main analytical frameworks of trade theory to examine the causes and effects of the various modes of economic globalization: trade, foreign direct investment and migration. Students then use these frameworks to evaluate current and perennial policy questions on topics like the working of the world trading system, regional versus multi-lateral integration and trade and the environment.
SISU-330
Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-230.
OPEN
001
The End of the Cold War
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The End of the Cold War 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. For example, students study the power of personality, examining the roles of United States 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, during the semester students evaluate how culture, the economy, politics, human rights activism, Western ideas, and nationalism each contributed to the end of the Cold War. The objectives of this course are to promote critical, analytical thinking about Cold War history and to encourage 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-396 006.
(Meets with HIST 396 006)
CLOSED
002
Negotiating Global Challenges
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Negotiating Global Challenges The twenty-first century presents daunting challenges to U.S. foreign policy. Instability looms large and it is clear that the future U.S. role as a global leader is anything but assured. This course addresses the critical questions of how the United States has confronted serious policy challenges in the past and what U.S. policymakers need to do in the coming years to preserve American power, further U.S. interests, and enhance global stability. Students draft policy memos, conduct debates, and partake in simulations focused on the issues of paramount concern to U.S. foreign policy makers.
OPEN
003
Domestic Sources of USFP
03.00
Murray,S
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Domestic Sources of United States Foreign Policy This course focuses on the societal forces of United States foreign policy including the media, interest groups, and public opinion. The course considers the extent to which leaders can shape public opinion and the extent to which their actions are constrained by domestic politics.
OPEN
004
NE Asia Regional Dynamics
03.00
Hwang,B
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Northeast Asia Regional Dynamics This course examines the security, political, and economic issues involving the major and middle powers in Northeast Asia: China, Japan, and the two Koreas. Readings for the course focus on the current policy debates as well the conceptual/theoretical issues that inform these debates, including the resiliency of alliances in the post-Cold War and global terrorism environments; economic growth and energy/resource needs; national memory and historical animosities; democratization and modernization; multilateralism; and the role of the United States in this globally critical region.
OPEN
005
Israeli Foreign Pol 1948-2015
03.00
Arbell,D
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Israeli Foreign Policy 1948-2015 Israeli foreign policy is at a crossroads as the world is witnessing a realignment of the great powers (United States, China, and Russia) while the political landscape of the Middle East is rapidly changing. Israeli foreign policy needs to adapt to the new global and regional realities as it faces its strategic challenges. This course reviews the history and evolution of Israel's foreign policy, examines the principles that have governed it in times of war and times of peace, and analyzes challenges facing Israel globally, regionally, and bilaterally. The course analyzes major trends and developments in Israel's relations with not only its neighbors, but the European Union, Eastern Mediterranean nations, the United Nations, Russia and the former Soviet Bloc, East Asia with an emphasis on China and India, Africa, and Latin America, and how Israeli diplomacy copes with changes in an effort to advance Israel's strategic goals.
SISU-334
USFP toward Latin America
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-230.
OPEN
001
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-340
Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240.
OPEN
001
Soc Categories, Identity & Dev
03.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Social Categories, Identity, and Development This course introduces key social categories that affect the development process at the local, micro, or project level, and the way in which actors/stakeholders in these categories perceive of, and respond to, development projects. These include class, status, elites, bureaucrats, ethnicity, caste, gender and differences based on culture and religion, and abilities/disabilities. It also emphasizes that while these categories are fluid rather than fixed, time- and location-specific rather than universal, and incomplete rather than complete as definitions and open to contestation, most significantly by those whom we seek to categorize.
OPEN
002
Social Entrepreneuring
03.00
Levinson,N
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Social Entrepreneuring The field of social entrepreneurship, especially in the context of international development, is growing rapidly. This course examines trends in the field including new research on cross-cultural communication, alliances, and partnerships across sectors to make a difference. Using case studies of actual social entrepreneurs and their organizations, students have the opportunity to design their own organization or examine an organization or network of organizations dedicated to social innovation and development.
OPEN
003
Urbanization in Africa
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Urbanization in Africa This course explores the critical issues related to urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the world's most rapidly urbanizing regions. The course explores a range of issues related to governance, service delivery, infrastructure, and transportation across a diverse set of cases, ranging from small and medium sized African towns to examples of African megacities, such as Kinshasa, Lagos, and Nairobi. The course critically examines the factors that contribute to urban inequalities and the strategies undertaken to improve living conditions of African urban residents.
OPEN
004
Globlztn, Human Traffckg & Dev
03.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Globalization, Human Trafficking and Development This course helps students gain a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The main focus is on cross-border trafficking and includes trafficking for the purpose of exploitation and other slave-like practices, including forced labor, prostitution, transnational marriage, and trafficking for organ harvest. The class discusses the root causes of human trafficking in a globalized world, which includes an analysis of the complex North/South issues of supply and demand, the links to global inequality and poverty, irregular migration, conflict, and refugee issues. Components of anti-trafficking frameworks adopted by the UN, regional bodies, and states are identified and the challenges in combatting human trafficking in a global society are evaluated.
CANCELLED
005
Microfin or Financial Inclusn
03.00
van Bastelaer,T
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Microfinance or Financial Inclusion The class examines the traditional and innovative financial strategies that low-income families use to protect their assets, manage risk, and grow their incomes. It explores how the combination of age-old social constructs and the latest technologies is revolutionizing the way low-income people are accessing and leveraging financial services. In addition to introducing the basic principles of "microfinance", the class presents an opportunity to discuss the vigorous debates currently taking place in the field, the evidence of impact, and the role of the state or gender.
SISU-349
Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240 or SISU-250.
CANCELLED
001
Global Cities, Justice & Envir
03.00
Ranganathan,M
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Global Cities, Justice, and the Environment Cities are key arenas for struggles around social justice, the environment, infrastructure, and space. This course draws primarily from urban geography, history, and political-economic analysis to unpack the power relations shaping urban environments around the world, including Washington, DC. Topics include urban agriculture, infrastructure privatization, informality and slums, "sustainable" and "smart" cities, race and environmental justice, and public transit.
SISU-350
Topics in Env Sustain/Glb Hlth
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.
OPEN
001
Int'l Environmental Politics
03.00
Jinnah,S
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Environmental Politics Global environmental dangers are among the most profound challenges facing humanity. They currently undermine the quality of life for many and threaten, in the extreme, to compromise the fundamental, organic infrastructure that supports all life on earth. This course introduces students to the socio-political dynamics of global environmental affairs. Furthermore, it examines a number of key environmental issues including species extinction, food and agriculture, and climate change. Students gain familiarity with the role power plays in the emergence of environmental problems and how power in turn can be wielded in the service of sustainability.
CANCELLED
002
Nature & Environmental Ethics
03.00
Field,L
Books
MTH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Nature and Environmental Ethics This course examines questions such as: how have human beings understood nature throughout history, how have major shifts in understanding been accomplished, ought our role on earth to be one of observation, stewardship, holistic integration, dominion, technological conquest, or something else altogether. This course considers humankind's shifting understanding of nature as it is reflected in primary philosophical texts and contemporary writings on environmental ethics. During the second half of the course students have the opportunity to take up a research project concerning a historical period, region of the world, or contemporary environmental issue that is of special interest to them.
OPEN
003
Pol Ecol of Food & Agriculture
03.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture 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.
CANCELLED
004
Climate Change & Violent Conf
03.00
Lee,J
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Climate Change and Violent Conflict This course examines historic and emerging issues in environmental conflict and theories regarding this complex relationship. Key areas of focus are on climate change and resource use as pathways to conflict. Case studies are used to show the policy challenges differing countries and peoples face.
OPEN
005
Nature & Environmental Ethics
03.00
Field,L
Books
TF
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Nature and Environmental Ethics This course examines questions such as how have human beings understood nature throughout history, how have major shifts in understanding been accomplished, and ought our role on earth to be one of observation, stewardship, holistic integration, dominion, technological conquest, or something else altogether. This course considers humankind's shifting understanding of nature as it is reflected in primary philosophical texts and contemporary writings on environmental ethics. Students have the opportunity to take up a research project concerning a historical period, region of the world, or contemporary environmental issue that is of special interest to them.
SISU-352
Environmental Politics of Asia
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.
OPEN
001
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-358
Global Health
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250, or STAT-202 and PUBH-340.
OPEN
001
03.00
Carruth,L
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Carruth,L
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-360
Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.
CANCELLED
001
Visuality in Africa
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Visuality in Africa 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, famine porn, various expressions of African self-portraiture in pre-colonial through neoliberal times, and the visual in the ethnographic imagination, in photography and ethnographic film.
CANCELLED
002
Identity, Culture & War
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Identity, Culture and War Why do nations go to war? More often than not the textbook answers are grounded in strategic considerations and matters of national interest. This course goes beyond strategic thinking and engages the identity and cultural dynamics that frame and legitimize organized violence. Special emphasis is placed on war and imperial conquest; maintenance of empires and decolonization; masculinity and racism; violence as a sign of modernity e.g. drones; war and nationalism; globalization and war. The course is multi-media oriented and includes extensive historical and theoretical texts.
OPEN
003
Migration & Cultural Politics
03.00
Thomas,S
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Migration and Cultural Politics The movement of people across national boundaries has become a noteworthy feature of our global social and political landscape in the contemporary period. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of migration, offering insights into pertinent theoretical debates and establishing a conceptual grounding that allows students to critically and analytically engage with questions of transnational migration. Building on this understanding, students consider how core issues such as globalization, development, nation-building, migration policymaking, and human rights inform the realities of global and local cultural politics in the context of transnational migration.
OPEN
004
Visuality in Africa
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Visuality in Africa 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, famine porn, various expressions of African self-portraiture in pre-colonial through neoliberal times, and the visual in the ethnographic imagination, in photography and ethnographic film.
SISU-369
Topics in Public Diplomacy
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.
OPEN
001
Diplomatic Practice
03.00
Quainton,A
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Diplomatic Practice This seminar studies diplomacy in theory, history, and practice, as a political process and as an instrument of foreign policy. It covers diplomats' relations with their own governments as well as the countries in which they serve; how they use information on the politics, economics, and society of their host nation; the origin and costs of mistakes; and the future of diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communication. It seeks to illustrate approaches to diplomacy through historical examples and contemporary case studies, linking diplomatic practice to current events.
SISU-370
Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-270
OPEN
001
After War: Rebuilding States
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
After War: Rebuilding Shattered States What happens when war ends? How can broken or newly established states make the transition from conflict to stability? The end of war may well be described as the 'dangerous hour' as a weak state needs to address the underlying causes of the conflict such as systemic economic inequities, highly fragmented political, sociocultural networks, porous borders, and the presence of different types of criminal networks. Simultaneously, it has to establish the rule of law, disarm combatants, and respond to its obligations to international agreements. This course exposes students to some of the pertinent economic, political, legal, and ethical challenges and opportunities that face nation-states emerging from conflict. Using case studies, it critically examines some of the techniques used by both international intermediaries and local stakeholders to address issues of economic and political governance, security reform, effective human rights regimes, and post-conflict justice.
OPEN
002
Just/Eth/Human Rgts Hispaniola
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights in Hispaniola This course begins with a focus on the long-standing contentious relationship between the Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti. Although the two nations share the island of Hispaniola, the relationship between them has neither been neighborly nor cooperative. The Dominican government passed legislation in 2013 mandating that Dominicans of Haitian descent who do not have official citizenship documents and were born after 1929 be stripped of their citizenship and deported to Haiti immediately. This legislation has an impact on the stability of both nations. Students examine the history of the Dominican Republic and its struggles with defining its national identity, identify the myriad strategies employed to whiten the nation, and develop recommendations to mitigate the serious threat to nearly 300,000 Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent residing in the DR. The course examines how the stark differences in human rights protections for Dominicans of Haitian descent residing in the Dominican Republic not only violates their human rights, but denies them legal recourse.
OPEN
003
Human Rights & Foreign Policy
03.00
Bachman,J
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Human Rights and Foreign Policy Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the global community has made great strides in advancing the cause of human rights in relation to how states treat their populations. However, from the most liberal to the most authoritarian states, there is still a long way to go. Thus, how human rights are incorporated into states' foreign policies--from the direct impact of their policies to their relations with other states to how they respond to egregious human rights violations--remains a matter for critical evaluation. In this course, students assess when and why states prioritize the national interest over human rights interests and vice versa. Using concrete case studies, both past and present, students evaluate the role domestic and international politics; national and international security concerns; geostrategy; and economic interests play in the formulation of foreign policy decisions and objectives. Forms of evaluation include assessing foreign policy decisions in isolation and through the application of a tradeoff model.
SISU-380
Topics in Global & Comp Govern
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.
OPEN
001
Pol of Intl Criminal Courts
03.00
Rudolph,C
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Politics of International Criminal Courts Civilians have comprised half of all war-related deaths over the past three centuries. In the twentieth century, more than 170 million people-men, women, and children-"have been shot, beaten, tortured, knifed, burned, starved, frozen, crushed, or worked to death; buried alive, hung, bombed, or killed in any of the myriad ways governments have inflicted death on unarmed helpless citizens and foreigners." When civilian war casualties are combined with those targeted by their own governments, the number rises to nearly 360 million people. For those who experience or witness atrocities, shock and grief are often followed by an urgent cry for justice, a primal anguish born of human tragedy. During what some have called "the century of genocide," the global hue and cry for justice continued to grow. A growing global movement for justice gave rise to significant growth in international criminal law. This course explores the politics of international criminal law by examining the emergence of international courts, the factors that shaped their formation, the politics of their design, and their impact on international society. These elements are examined in depth through a study of international criminal courts, including the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals, the ICTY and ICTR, hybrid tribunals, and the International Criminal Court.
OPEN
002
Uprising to Coup: Egyptian Pol
03.00
Cook,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
From Uprising to Coup: Contemporary Egyptian Politics This course examines the forces and issues that have shaped Egyptian politics throughout the last century. Through course readings and class discussions students are acquainted with the patterns and processes of Egypt's contested political arena and develop a critical understanding of the country's ongoing political turbulence.
OPEN
003
Iran and Middle East Conflicts
03.00
Simone,F
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Iran and Middle East Conflicts The Middle East is experiencing one of the most unstable periods of its modern history. From ISIS and Iran's nuclear ambitions to Russian intervention in Syrian civil war, to Saudi-Iranian proxy war in Yemen, and never ending Israeli-Palestinian confrontations, this course examines the central challenges to the regional environment, evolving foreign policies, sectarian polarization, relationships of Arab and non-Arab regional powers, and Iran's strategic interests, regional ambitions, and nuclear activities. The course offers students a better understanding of the conflicts and complexities of the region, and the profound changes that are taking place. It focuses on the potential role of Iran as a major regional player, considers Iran's foreign policy, its drive toward regional supremacy, rivalry with Saudi Arabia, civil war in Yemen, Iran's influence in Lebanon, and the civil war in Syria. In addition, the course considers ISIS's threat to the region, Iraq's fragmentation, and Iran's relations with the smaller Gulf States. The course also examines gender and minorities issues and the U.S. and other outside powers' role in the region, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the nuclear deal has provided for increased bilateral engagement with the Gulf States, and possibilities of a new security order which could be more inclusive.
CANCELLED
005
Governing the World
03.00
Darden,K
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Governing the World: The State and Its Alternatives in Europe and Asia This course examines the emergence of the system of sovereign states and the challenges to that system by empires, caliphates, international organizations, and other non-state actors and forms of government. Through a comparative analysis of developments in Europe and Asia, the course familiarizes students with the major historical and contemporary changes in governance in these regions, develops the analytical tools necessary to explain those differences, and applies this knowledge to pressing contemporary issues in comparative and global governance.
CANCELLED
006
Latin Am after Neoliberalism
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
F
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Latin America after Neoliberalism: Democracy and Development This course provides an overview of the major themes debated in the Latin American politics scholarly literature in the post neoliberal era. Themes include the rise of new-left governments, drug-related violence, problems of democracy, poverty and welfare states, gender issues, as well as indigenous movements and parties. These themes are studied through the analysis of select cases, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela, among others. In addition, students become familiar with the major analytical debates and approaches to the study of Latin American politics and society. The course provides students with empirical, theoretical, and analytic tools to critically assess the unfolding of past, current, and future economic, social, and political events in Latin America.
SISU-383
Overview of European Union
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.
OPEN
001
03.00
Martin,G
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-386
Contemporary Africa
Prerequisite: SISU-206U and SISU-280.
OPEN
001
03.00
LeVan,A
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-390
Ind Reading in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS undergraduate studies office.
CLOSED
000
***** Varies by Student *****
01.00-06.00
Books
SISU-391
Internship in Int'l Studies
Permission: internship coordinator and SIS undergraduate studies office.
OPEN
300OL
01.00-06.00
Groen,G
Books
Course taught entirely online.
OPEN
301OL
01.00-06.00
Dye,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Course taught entirely online.
CLOSED
302OL
01.00-06.00
Dye,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Course taught entirely online.
SISU-393
Int'l Relations Theory
OPEN
001
03.00
Ataka,H
Books
MTH
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SISU-394
Comm Service Learning Project
Permission: instructor and Center for Community Engagement & Service.
OPEN
001
Pol Ecol of Food & Agriculture
01.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
SISU-415
Senior Capstone: Middle East
Prerequisite: International Studies major and at least 75 credits.
OPEN
001
Negotiating Isr-Pal Peace
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Negotiating Israeli-Palestinian Peace 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.
SISU-419
Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies
Prerequisite: International Studies major and at least 75 credits.
CLOSED
001
Narcotrafficking in Mexico
03.00
Gallaher,C
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Narcotrafficking in Mexico This course looks at the drug trade in Mexico. Although Mexico has always exported drugs into the United States, the drug trade changed substantially in the 1990s. Drug trafficking groups grew more sophisticated and more violent and kidnapping, extortion, and murder tallies all increased during the 2000s. The course introduces students to this complex trade by tracing the trade and shifts in it through the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The devastating impacts of narcotrafficking and the country's political system, its social and cultural fabric, and its economic organization are also examined.
OPEN
002
Jihadists and the State
03.00
Tankel,S
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Jihadists and the State The Authorization to Use Military Force passed after 9/11 was the first ever directed at organizations and persons rather than nation-states. Since then, much of the literature about jihadists groups has focused on their non-state nature. Yet most aspects of U.S. efforts to degrade and defeat jihadist groups require working with partner nations. Moreover, comprehending and countering jihadist groups necessitates understanding their relationships with the countries from which they emanate and in which they dwell. The actions of a local state and a jihadist organization's relationship with it significantly influence that organization's evolution. Institutional arrangements coupled with political, cultural, social, and economic factors in a jihadist group's environment create opportunities and constraints. In turn, these local factors influence a jihadist organization's ideology, objectives, strategic approach, organizational structure, capabilities, decision-making and behavior. This course explores jihadist-state dynamics, specifically the affect on jihadist ideology, alliance formation, strategic planning, organization, and nascent attempts at state building. Throughout the course, students also assess how these dynamics specifically and local partners in general affect U.S. efforts to defeat, degrade, or contain jihadist groups throughout the world.
OPEN
003
Sustainable Urban Development
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Sustainable Urban Development This course offers an opportunity for a supervised practical application of concurrently studied theory. Using a real-world collaborative project as the springboard and destination, the course considers the means, methods, and components of sustainable and adaptive cities; understands the barriers to urban sustainability; and devises and applies an integrated, globally-replicable, triple-bottom line (economically beneficial, socially equitable, and environmentally healthy) approach to a local urban context.
OPEN
004
The Honeybee & Int'l Relations
03.00
Bratman,E
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Honeybee and International Relations What does the humble honeybee tell us, behind its buzz? This course focuses on honeybees as both a metaphorical and pragmatic example through which to view broader international relations issues such as sustainable development, commodities and the global economy, labor and migration, and democratic processes. Throughout the course, students will develop their own significant research projects, based on a singular micro-level case study which explores and explains an international relations issue. The course is based on political and cultural geographic traditions which use a granular focus to examine big-picture issues.
OPEN
005
Makers of Strategic Theory
03.00
Moriarty II,J
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Makers of Strategic Theory Simply put: strategy matters. Yet, understanding strategy and being able to think strategically are not so simple. This course examines the social, moral, military, and economic dimensions of war and peace by exploring both the content and historical context of some of history's greatest strategic thinkers. Warfare and statecraft have changed over the years, but the classics of strategic thought endure. The best way to develop analytical ability is to study the great masters of strategy and to test these theories across a range of historical and contemporary cases. For example, students discuss the following questions: what can Thucydides teach us about the nature of the US/Chinese strategic rivalry, what does Machiavelli have to say about civil-military relations, and how does Clausewitz recommend one balance the delicate tension between political and military objectives. By the end of this course, students have the confidence to participate in many complex strategic debates, not only about historical and present conflicts, but those in the future as well.
OPEN
006
Transitional Justice
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Transitional Justice This course considers reconciliation and transitional justice in countries transitioning to democracy. It explores the process of transitional justice in countries with different political histories, including Apartheid, Communism, and dictatorship or authoritarianism. By examining and comparing these cases, students gain a better understanding of the complex political, economic, social, psychological, and moral issues that countries are grappling with in their efforts to come to terms with the past. This is a writing intensive course.
CANCELLED
007
Politics of US Foreign Policy
03.00
Tama,J
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Politics of US Foreign Policy This course examines various dimensions of the domestic politics of U.S. foreign policy, including the roles of Congress and the President, public opinion, interest groups, and partisanship. The course is conducted in a seminar style, with a heavy emphasis on discussion of course readings.
CANCELLED
008
Innovating for Impact
03.00
Levinson,N
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Innovating for Impact This Seminar cocreates its own curriculum and learning outcomes as they relate to the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of innovations and social change in the context of the following institutions and areas: international organizations; nongovernmental organizations; social enterprises; development arenas and global governance (environment, health, and internet). Particular attention is paid to knowledge transfer and the roles of culture and communication. Each student designs and implements a capstone project or policy analysis.
CANCELLED
009
Foreign Policy Simulation
03.00
Martin,G
Books
M
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Foreign Policy Simulation This course gives students the chance to explore how and why American officials make certain foreign policy decisions by examining the process of American foreign policy-making. It also integrates role-playing simulations, which helps students understand the sort of challenges and dilemmas that policy-makers routinely face.
CANCELLED
010
From Empire to Globalization
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Empire to Globalization: Critical International Relatio 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
011
Emerging Economies & World Pol
03.00
Kahler,M
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Emerging Economies and World Politics The course investigates the foreign policies of the largest emerging economies, particularly Brazil, China, and India, and their role in contemporary world politics and global governance. Although the course concentrates on these three emerging economies, students may write final papers on other emerging economies or to compare Brazil, China, or India to another emerging economy.
CLOSED
012
The UN and Security Crises
03.00
Jain,A
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The UN and Security Crises This course focuses on global security threats facing the United States and the international community, and the role of the UN Security Council, NATO, and other multilateral entities in addressing them. Through a series of crisis scenarios and mock Security Council discussions, students explore the interests and objectives of major world powers, and analyze the use of various policy instruments, from negotiations to sanctions to the use of military force. The course draws upon relevant case studies and historical analogies to provide context for current challenges.
OPEN
013
Conflict Cuisine
03.00
Mendelson-Forman,J
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Additional class fee: $125.00 Conflict Cuisine 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.
OPEN
014
Alt to Traditional Capitalism
03.00
Tomasko,R
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Alternatives to Traditional Capitalism This course examines the worldwide emergence of enterprises with a social as well as an economic purpose. The potential of these social enterprises in reducing inequality is considered as well as their potential to challenge and change traditional market-based capitalism. Alternatives to be covered include B-Corps, collaborative consumption/sharing economy, community-owned ventures, co-determination, co-operatives, conscious capitalism, employee ownership, shared value, and social enterprises. The emerging infrastructure to provide them with financial and management support is also considered, including mechanisms such as crowd funding, impact investing, and venture philanthropy. Students assess the potential for this sector's global growth. They analyze case studies, do fieldwork in the thriving Washington DC community of alternative enterprises, and prepare a prospectus for a potential new venture that they design.
CLOSED
015
Peace and Social Justice
03.00
McCarthy,C
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Peace and Social Justice 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
016
Historical Foundatns of USFP
03.00
Brenner,P
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Historical Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy People do make their own history, but under existing circumstances, much of which is transmitted from the past. Thus important aspects of contemporary U.S. foreign policy may be rooted the legacies of past policies. This course examines the extent to which the past may shape current policy. It focuses on major episodes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, patterns evident in that history, and the factors that may have shaped it.
OPEN
017
Emerg Technologies & Environ
03.00
Nicholson,S
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Emerging Technologies and the Environment Technology is at once a driver of and response to global environmental challenges. This course looks at cutting edge technologies such as nanotechnology, genetic modification, synthetic biology, and climate geoengineering, and whether these technologies will lead the way to sustainability, or make things worse.
OPEN
018
Rebellious Africa
03.00
LeVan,A
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Rebellious Africa This course explores how political institutions shape representation and resource distribution challenges facing Africa. In addition to considering oil income, ethnic diversity and authoritarian histories, the course interrogates the complex role of religion in contemporary democracies. Readings and guest speakers examine constitutions, political party formation and institutional design in cases such as Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and assess in detail whether Nigeria's violent Islamic insurgency is a symptom of institutional failure.
OPEN
019
The U.S. & Int'l Human Rights
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The United States and International Human Rights 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. The assigned readings and class discussion help students define human rights and assess the American commitment to protect those rights. Students consider how the geopolitical struggle of the Cold War and domestic politics shaped American concern for human rights internationally and examine the challenges of combating terrorism and respecting human rights today. To this end, students read important accounts by historians, political scientists, journalists, and human rights activists. The objectives of this course are to promote critical, analytical thinking about United States human rights policy and to encourage students to develop their own interpretation of the evolution and significance of the American commitment to human rights in the postwar years.
CANCELLED
020OL
Inclusive Sustainable Dev:2030
03.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Course taught entirely online. Inclusive Sustainable Development: 2030 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.
SISU-432
Topics in Int'l Law & Orgs
Restriction: Washington Semester Program.
CANCELLED
001T
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar I
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
F
08:55AM
10:10AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar I 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
002T
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar II
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar II 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
003T
Int'l Law & Orgs Internship
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Internship 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.
OPEN
004T
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar I
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
T
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Law and Organizations Seminar I 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.
OPEN
005T
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar II
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Law and Organizations Seminar II 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.
OPEN
006T
Int'l Law & Orgs Internship
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
F
02:35PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Law and Organizations Internship 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
001T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem I
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar I 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.
CANCELLED
002T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem II
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
TH
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II 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.
CANCELLED
003T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Res Proj
04.00
Books
F
10:20AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Politics and Foreign Policy Research Project Students have the opportunity to investigate important issues relating to international politics and foreign policy.
CANCELLED
004T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Intern
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Politics and Foreign Policy Internship Students engage in an internship in Washington, D.C., providing direct experience in an organization related to international politics and foreign policy.
OPEN
005T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem II
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
F
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II 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
006T
Int'l Pol/For Policy Intern
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
TH
10:20AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II 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
007HB
Int'l Pol/For Policy Res Proj
04.00
Peters,B
Books
T
06:45PM
08:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
T
06:45PM
08:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/19/16
01/19/16
T
06:45PM
08:15PM
TBA
TBA
03/22/16
03/22/16
International Politics and Foreign Policy Research Project Students have the opportunity to investigate important issues relating to international politics and foreign policy.
SISU-462
Topics in Global Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-220.
CANCELLED
001
Int'l Finance/Emerging Markets
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Finance and the Emerging Markets This course deals with the implications of financial globalization for emerging market countries and specifically with the pros and cons of attracting direct investment and portfolio flows, the peculiarities of global capital movements such as contagion and sudden stop phenomena, the roles of credit rating agencies and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in facilitating access to international lenders and investors, the importance of currency and maturity mismatches, the effectiveness (or not) of controls on capital flows, and the relationship between capital flows, overindebtedness, and sovereign debt defaults. Meets with SIS-627 001.
(Meets with SIS 627 001)
CANCELLED
002
Financial Issues in Latin Amer
03.00
Wolfe,A
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Financial Issues in Latin America Systemic financial problems--fiscal banking currency and debt crises often in highly damaging combination--have loomed large in the economic history of Latin America. This course analyzes both the fundamental and precipitating causes of these financial crises, focusing on economic policy and institutional shortcomings as well as on other domestic and external forces that generate financial instability. Case studies are used to illustrate particular situations encountered in recent years. Prerequisite: ECON-301 or permission of instructor. Meets with ECON-496 001, ECON-696 001, and SIS-658 001.
(Meets with SIS 658 001 ECON 496 001 ECON 696 001)
SISU-463
Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec
Prerequisite: SISU-230.
CLOSED
001
Bioterror in the 21st Century
03.00
Gerstein,D
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Bioterror in the Twenty-first Century This course examines the potential for bioterror attack. In this twenty-first century globalized world, the proliferation of biotechnology and a new wave of terror have combined to set the conditions for an increasingly likely attack using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including biological weapons. The course also introduces the science behind biological weapons, examines U.S. government efforts to prepare for and respond to a bioterror attack, and investigates the policy implications of this emerging threat. Meets with SIS-653 007.
(Meets with SIS 653 007)
SISU-472
Topics in East Asia
Prerequisite: SISU-212.
CLOSED
001
U.S.-China Relations
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S.-China Relations This course begins with an overview of U.S.-China relations from historical and theoretical perspectives, providing the background necessary to comprehend the domestic foundations of foreign policy. It then examines politics and foreign policies of China and the United States, and interactions between the two powers. Includes security, economic, and diplomatic relations as well as their impact on international relations in Asia-Pacific including Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The course also introduces a variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research, and analyzes significant controversies as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debates. Meets with SIS-676 005.
(Meets with SIS 676 005)
CLOSED
002
SE Asia, US & Regional Powers
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Southeast Asia, United States, and Regional Powers This course examines the roles and impact of the United States, Japan and China, and other regional powers on the transformation of security and economic frameworks in East and Southeast Asia from the end of the Second World War to the present. The security analysis treats developments during the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and issues in the post-Cold War era, particularly those pertaining to militant Islamic movements and non-traditional/human security challenges such as transnational labor flows, trafficking in persons, environmental degradation and natural disasters. The economic dimension highlights the impact of globalization on the region, and the emergence and evolution of regional economic cooperation. A major theme is the manner in which growing Chinese political influence and trade initiatives in recent years have impacted on long-standing American security and commercial interests, as well as on Japanese economic interests in the region. Meets with SIS-676 002.
(Meets with SIS 676 002)
SISU-490
Ind Research in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS undergraduate studies office.
OPEN
012
Social Entrepreneurs Affect
03.00-06.00
Levinson,N
Books
OPEN
014
Social Entrepreneurs & Africa
01.00-06.00
Levinson,N
Books
OPEN
020
Alternate Break
01.00-06.00
Dixon,M
Books