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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-380
Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including international law, comparative governing institutions, and leading global organizations. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.

SISU-380
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Evolving Triangle: United States, India and China

This research seminar is premised on the widespread belief that the United States, India, and China are playing and will continue to play decisive roles in shaping the twenty-first century. The course explores relations among these three states, both bilaterally and multilaterally, so as to intelligently analyze how these relationships are evolving and how the international system may be changing.

SISU-380
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Mexican Politics

This course introduces students to the major trends in contemporary Mexico. In particular, the course looks at debates about how the country should organize its economy, structure its political system, and grapple with social divides related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Topical subjects such as narcotrafficking are also discussed.

SISU-380
004
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Latin America: Subnational Democracy and Development

Over the last decades, most developing countries have undergone major reforms that devolved administrative responsibilities, fiscal resources, and political authority from the central governments to the states and municipalities. As a result, political, institutional, societal, and economic dynamics have increasingly become independent from nationally-led processes. Focusing on Latin America, this course analyzes these dynamics and processes, which to a great extent shape the daily lives of citizens living beyond the country capitals. Topics addressed include advancement and setbacks of subnational democracy, the prospects of social policy design and implementation at subnational levels of government, the possibilities of crafting autonomous subnational judicial institutions, and the politics of subnational service delivery.

SISU-380
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

International Law

Institutions of international politics, with emphasis on the nature and function of international law.

SISU-380
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

From Uprising to Coup: Contemporary Egyptian Politics

An examination of the forces and issues that have shaped Egyptian politics throughout the last century. Through course readings and class discussions students become acquainted with the patterns and processes of Egypt's contested political arena and develop a critical understanding of the country's ongoing political turbulence.