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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-603 Special Inst in Int'l Affairs Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6) Topics vary by section. Selected topics dealing with cutting edge issues in international affairs. Usually Offered: summer. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

SIS-603-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Sierra Leone: Dev Partnerships
Program Fee: $1,000.00. Travel Dates: July 7 - July 22, 2018. Travel Location: Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone: Understanding Development Partnerships (3) This course examines how community-based organizations, local NGOs, international NGOs and the United Nations partner to achieve shared development goals. Students discuss the inherent difficulties created by the power differentials between the organizations and explore practical methods for bridging that gap and promoting local voices in agenda setting as well as the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects. The course starts with lectures from local scholars on history and context and moves on to meetings with development practitioners at multiple levels. The Sierra Leone Association of NGOs -- the umbrella group for all NGOs in Sierra Leone - is a key partner. A final product for the course is a report on partnership guidelines that contributes to a new national NGO policy. Students gain first-hand experience of some of the difficulties of working in resource-poor environments. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-603 201.
SIS-603-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Georgia Geopolitics & Security
Program Fee: $900.00. Travel Dates: June 24 - July 8, 2018. Travel Location: Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia: Geopolitics and Security: Case of the Black Sea-Caspian Region (3) In partnership with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), students live, study, and work in a region that is experiencing monumental social, economic, and political change. This course explores security issues in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. Students develop an understanding of the origin and historic development of the regional states and major powers affecting the region's energy security and energy policy, and how international relations are affected by energy security and policy. Students learn about major challenges of the region, which include ethno-political conflicts, demographic trends and unemployment. Students explore the opportunities for potential positive political and economic developments in the region and improve their ability to integrate international relations theory and empirics using case studies and analysis. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-603 202.
SIS-603-201
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Sierra Leone: Dev Partnerships
Program Fee: $1000.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: July 7 - July 22, 2018. Travel Location: Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone: Understanding Development Partnerships (3) This course examines how community-based organizations, local NGOs, international NGOs and the United Nations partner to achieve shared development goals. Students discuss the inherent difficulties created by the power differentials between the organizations and explore practical methods for bridging that gap and promoting local voices in agenda setting as well as the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects. The course starts with lectures from local scholars on history and context and moves on to meetings with development practitioners at multiple levels. The Sierra Leone Association of NGOs -- the umbrella group for all NGOs in Sierra Leone - is a key partner. A final product for the course is a report on partnership guidelines that contributes to a new national NGO policy. Students gain first-hand experience of some of the difficulties of working in resource-poor environments. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-603 001.
SIS-603-202
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Georgia Geopolitics & Security
Program Fee: $900.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: June 24 - July 8, 2018. Travel Location: Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia: Geopolitics and Security: Case of the Black Sea-Caspian Region (3) In partnership with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), students live, study, and work in a region that is experiencing monumental social, economic, and political change. This course explores security issues in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. Students develop an understanding of the origin and historic development of the regional states and major powers affecting the region's energy security and energy policy, and how international relations are affected by energy security and policy. Students learn about major challenges of the region, which include ethno-political conflicts, demographic trends and unemployment. Students explore the opportunities for potential positive political and economic developments in the region and improve their ability to integrate international relations theory and empirics using case studies and analysis. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-603 002.