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SISU-105 FA3
World Politics
WAIT-1
001
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
T
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-6
002
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
W
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-13
003
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
W
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
004
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
F
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
005
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
T
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-1
006
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
T
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
007
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
T
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
008
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
T
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-1
009
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
F
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
010
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
F
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-3
011
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
F
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-1
012
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
M
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
F
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-4
016
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-106
First Year Seminar
Restriction: first-year SIS students.
OPEN
001
Soc Movements/Society in MENA
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Social Movements and Society in MENA (3) 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
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Globalization 3.0 (3) 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.
WAIT-1
003
War, Politics & Silver Screen
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
War, Politics and the Silver Screen (3) 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.
CANCELLED
004
Gross National Happiness
03.00
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Gross National Happiness (3) What makes a nation happy? This seminar explores the defining, the determining, and the significance of happiness in world politics. From surveys to social engineering, students enter an active space for discussing the means and ends of national fulfillment.
WAIT-5
005
Counter Terror Pol & Ame
03.00
Moriarty II,J
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Counter Terrorism Policy and the American Presidency (3) This course examines the evolution of U.S. counter terrorism policy since the end of the Cold War by studying how various American presidents have confronted the challenge of terrorism. As such, it focuses on the similarities and differences that have emerged over the years on how to most effectively counter terrorism. The course carefully examines how international politics interacts with domestic politics to shape, frame, and produce America's counter terrorism policies. The course then shifts to a historical approach to this topic by examining various past presidential administrations. Students explore and debate questions such as what the counter terrorism policy was of each administration; how they decided on this strategy; what factors influenced its creation; how it was implemented; and, of course, whether it was successful. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of what part counter terrorism plays in national security and what the outlook is for countering these threats.
WAIT-4
006
From Bean to Brew
03.00
Bates,S
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
From Bean to Brew (3) This course is an exploration of one of the most popular beverages in the world--coffee. A tool of diplomats, workers, and students, coffee has been a staple underlying international discourse from halls of the Ottoman Empire to the coffee houses that became the first stock exchanges in Amsterdam, to the wood-paneled refuge of Starbucks. The course examines the life-cycle of coffee from the bean that is picked to the brewed cup, looking at the human rights, international law, trade, social, and economic impacts of one of the most ubiquitous commodities in the world.
CLOSED
007
War in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies
03.00
Erol,A
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
War in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies (3) What can we learn from Neo's struggle against the Architect, as well as against the Merovingian, about how we see the enemy? Could such imaginations be connected to Luke and Rey's struggle against the Dark Side and is the wrath of Khan a metaphor for a search to find a recognizable narrative for an unknown we might be refusing to understand? This course explores these questions and more to tackle the issue of representations of war in science fiction and fantasy movies and what those representations tell us about how we view others and ourselves. Students examine common themes in these representations of war, the narratives used in their constructions, and how those narratives shape our perceptions. They engage in this scrutiny of science fiction movies while reading classical as well as critical scholarship on war.
WAIT-2
009
Struggle for Mid East Pol Chng
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Struggle for Political Change in the Middle East (3) 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.
CLOSED
011
The Break-Up of Britain?
03.00
Egan,M
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Break-Up of Britain? (3) There are immense challenges underway in Britain that has led to questions not only about national identity, but also about the legacies of the past and their impact on British political and economic development. With a tumultuous marriage with Europe, leading to "Brexit" from the European Union, a Scottish referendum that could have dissolved the union, the emergence of populist, radical parties challenging the established political party system, the calls for greater immigration controls, a crumbling welfare state and growing inequality, Britain is in turmoil. Starting from historic films and documentaries to contemporary speeches, the course examines and traces the political, economic and societal changes facing contemporary Britain through various print and visual source materials.
OPEN
012
Youth and Power
03.00
Thomas,S
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Youth and Power (3) This course explores the place of youth in social and political activism so that students have a deeper understanding of the role, challenges, and successes of young people as political actors. The course first examines the ways youth are often criminalized and marginalized today, and what implications this has for their political identities. The course then considers the particular ways that youth have participated in political struggles and whether in fact, they are active agents of social change. Also woven into the course is an ongoing consideration of broader theoretical and ethical issues concerning the formations and practices of resistance. Through students' engagements with course material, they are expected to critically think, discuss, and write on the intellectual issues raised in the course.
CLOSED
013
Globalizatn: Winners & Losers
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Globalization: Winners and Losers (3) 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.
CLOSED
014
China: Politics/Foreign Policy
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
China: Politics and Foreign Policy (3) This course focuses on contemporary China, examining its society, politics, and foreign policy. The course first familiarizes students with an overview of China's development from historical and theoretical perspectives. It then examines Chinese society and politics, including state-society relations, and economic and political reforms. In studying Chinese foreign policy a variety of issues and policy analyses, such as the domestic foundations of foreign policy, and relations between China and major powers and its Asian neighbors, are covered. As a theoretically-informed empirical study, the course is a combination of lectures, student presentations, and guest speeches from leading scholars and practitioners. A variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research are introduced and significant controversies are analyzed as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debates.
OPEN
015
Iden Pol in Multicultural Soc
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Identity Politics in Multiracial Societies: U.S. and Malaysia (3) 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
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Foreign Policy Simulation (3) 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.
WAIT-4
017
Rise of the African State
03.00
Craig,D
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Rise of the African State (3) 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?
CLOSED
018
Disasters & Int'l Cooperation
03.00
Seybert,L
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Disasters and International Cooperation (3) This course examines variously successful international responses to environmental disasters and questions including what impact emergencies such as the Chernobyl nuclear accident and protracted crises like the hole in the ozone layer have on the prospects of international cooperation; who are the main actors seeking to prevent similar problems in the future; and how effective are their strategies. In addition to examining the institutional roots of successful cooperation and the diversity of regional approaches, the class also considers the connections between environmental challenges and questions of economic growth, power, security, international integration, and state sovereignty.
WAIT-4
019
Why Do They Love and Hate Us?
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Why Do They Love and Hate Us? (3) This course examines a number of global issues from a non-Western perspective, including societal values (free speech vs. religious rights, gender equality vs. gender inequality, etc.); environmental degradation; human rights; food security/insecurity; civil liberties vs. internal security; use of force (what concepts of justice govern the use of force and how they vary across cultures); development (is it imperialist of the West to assert that much of the world is not developed?); and human security.
CANCELLED
021
Woodrow Wilson, Librlsm & Race
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Woodrow Wilson, Liberalism, and Race (3) 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
023
Environmental Ethics
03.00
Wapner,P
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Environmental Ethics (3) 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.
SISU-130 FA3
Intercultural Understanding
OPEN
001
03.00
Gonzalez Warrick,A
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
OPEN
002
03.00
Gonzalez Warrick,A
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
OPEN
003
03.00
Erenrich,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
CANCELLED
004
03.00
Greiff,T
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: Academic Accelerator Program.
SISU-140 FA3
Cross-Cultural Communication
CLOSED
001
03.00
Groen,G
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-1
002
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-5
003
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
004
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-7
005
03.00
Whitman,D
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-3
006
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-2
007
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
008
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
009
03.00
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
010
03.00
Gargano,T
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
011
03.00
Gargano,T
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
012
03.00
Groen,G
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
013
03.00
Groen,G
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
014
03.00
Erol,A
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
015
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
016
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
017
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
018
03.00
Whitman,D
Books
T
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
019
03.00
Bates,S
Books
T
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CLOSED
020
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
021
03.00
Jung,L
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
WAIT-1
022
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
OPEN
023
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
024
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
025
03.00
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
026
03.00
Erol,A
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
027
03.00
Taylor,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
CANCELLED
028
03.00
Cromwell,A
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Restriction: SIS majors.
SISU-206
Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: International Studies major.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Seybert,L
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Restriction: Global Scholars.
WAIT-6
002
03.00
Knight,S
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-6
003
03.00
King,J
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
CANCELLED
004
03.00
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
005
03.00
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
006
03.00
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-210
Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
WAIT-1
001
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Walton,E
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-3
003
03.00
Wien,B
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-1
004
03.00
Eralp,D
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-2
005
03.00
Banks,D
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-211 FA3
Civilizations of Africa
CLOSED
002
03.00
Craig,D
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-212 FA3
China, Japan & the U.S.
OPEN
001
03.00
Ashizawa,K
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-1
002
03.00
Lee,J
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-214
Contemporary Latin America
WAIT-1
001
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-215
Contemporary Middle East
OPEN
001
03.00
Spath,A
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-220
Int'l Political Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Henning,R
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
003
03.00
Hwang,B
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-230
Analysis of US Foreign Policy
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
WAIT-9
001
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-7
002
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
TF
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-6
003
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
004
03.00
Ashizawa,K
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
CLOSED
005
03.00
Martin,G
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-240
International Development
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Esser,D
Books
MTH
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
003
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
004
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
CANCELLED
005
03.00
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
006
03.00
Robinson,R
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-250
Env Sustainblty/Global Health
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Diamond,A
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-260
Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
OPEN
001
03.00
Wigfall-Williams,W
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Persaud,R
Books
TF
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
CLOSED
003
03.00
Singh,M
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-270
Introduction to Human Rights
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Bachman,J
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-280
Comparative/Global Governance
Prerequisite: SISU-105. Restriction: no more than 90 credit hours.
WAIT-5
001
03.00
Schroeder,M
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Gutner,T
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-300
Intro to Int'l Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200.
OPEN
001
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
OPEN
002
03.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-5
003
03.00
Silvia,S
Books
MTH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-306
Adv Int'l Studies Research
Prerequisite: SISU-206.
WAIT-1
001
Olson Scholars Seminar
03.00
Field,L
Books
TF
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Olson Scholars Seminar (3) 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 this matters, what ethical assumptions are contained in our alternative approaches to research, and whether these can be transcended. Consideration of these broad questions helps 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
002
Game Theory in Int'l Relations
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Game Theory: Analyzing Choice and Strategy in International Relations (3) 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
Game Theory in Int'l Relations
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Game Theory: Analyzing Choice and Strategy in International Relations (3) 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
004
Lang, Symbols, Pract & Ident
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Language, Symbols, Practices, and Identities in International Studies Research (3) 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 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 may serve as the basis for future research, conference presentations, and even potential publication.
CLOSED
005
Lang, Symbols, Pract & Ident
03.00
Boesenecker,A
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Language, Symbols, Practices, and Identities in International Studies Research (3) 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 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 may 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
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data (3) This course delves deeper on the methodologies and methods of quantitative analysis of large sample data. The 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. Students conclude the course with the submission of an original research project. Note: The use of Stata (a statistical software program) is required, but no particular expertise with statistical theory or software is necessary.
OPEN
007
Quant Analysis of Survey Data
03.00
Walton,E
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data (3) This course delves deeper on the methodologies and methods of quantitative analysis of large sample data. The 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. Students conclude the course with the submission of an original research project. Note: The use of Stata (a statistical software program) is required, but no particular expertise with statistical theory or software is necessary.
WAIT-8
009
Gender and World Politics
03.00
Singh,M
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/18/17
01/18/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
02/01/17
02/01/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
02/15/17
02/15/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
03/01/17
03/01/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
03/29/17
03/29/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
04/12/17
04/12/17
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
04/26/17
04/26/17
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Gender and World Politics: Feminist Methods in International Relations (3) Since 2000, there has been a burst of international relations (IR) scholarship challenging traditional "gender-blind" methodologies, which rely primarily on quantifiable data to understand diplomacy, terrorism, civil war, international trade, migration, human rights, and other aspects of world politics. Feminist methods argue for an interdisciplinary gender-sensitive approach to analyze issues in IR and security studies. Fieldwork research, case studies, and ethnographic research can be enriched through gender-sensitive methods. This course demonstrates how gender analyses and IR can complement each other. Through curated course materials, students learn how a gendered lens can assist in developing new data and more nuanced understandings of security, conflict, peace-building, and social justice.
WAIT-9
010
Jay Z & Historical Biography
03.00
Dibinga,O
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Jay Z and the Practice of Historical Biography (3) This course looks at biography as a form of historical writing, using Jay Z as a point of departure. The course examines how biography shapes our historical understanding as well as the people and institutions of the past. Questions explored include how does biography reveal the historical circumstances of the subject's life to give readers a broader understanding of the historical context of that life and the era in which the subject lived; how effectively can contemporary readers explore the past through the prism of one person's life; and what we seek to learn about a person in a biography, and why. Students produce an independent paper on an individual of their own choosing who is significant to the field of international studies research.
WAIT-1
011
Ethnography/Dc Diaspora Popul
03.00
Shepler,S
Books
MTH
04:05PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Ethnography and Washington, DC Diaspora Populations (3) 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
Qual Meth for Resrch the City
03.00
Collins,E
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Qualitative Methods for Researching the City (3) This course introduces qualitative methods of urban research. Students study the social, political, cultural, and built urban environment using ethnographic, historical, and spatial methods of analysis. The course places particular emphasis on the relationship between theory, methods, and empirics in research design and implementation.
WAIT-6
014
Discourse, Hegemony, Ideology
03.00
Erol,A
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Discourse, Hegemony, Ideology, Nationalism (3) 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
TF
08:10AM
09:25AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Commodity Chain Analysis (3) 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.
WAIT-10
016
Mod World Order in Hist Contxt
03.00
Morosini-Dominick,M
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Modern World Order in Historical Context (3) 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.
CANCELLED
018
The Case Study Approach
03.00
Craig,D
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The Case Study Approach (3) 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.
WAIT-4
019
Hist Research in Int'l Studies
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Historical Research in International Studies (3) 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.
WAIT-4
020
Field Rsrch Mthd in Int'l St
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Field Research Methods in International Studies (3) 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 Washington, DC metro area, including local residents, U.S. government employees, think tank researchers, NGO staff, and journalists, in conducting their research.
OPEN
021
Sociocultural Field Research
03.00
Venturelli,S
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Sociocultural Field Research on Deeper Drivers of International Crises (3) 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.
CLOSED
022
Ethnography in Int'l Studies
03.00
Thomas,S
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Practice of Ethnography in International Studies (3) 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
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Practice of Ethnography in International Studies (3) 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
Researching Islam
03.00
Ahmed,A
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Researching Islam: Research Methodology in a Time of Globalized Terror (3) After the events on 9/11 and the beginning of the global war on terror, the need to understand the Muslim world became more urgent than ever. Many questions emerged among the academic community, including what the Islamic standpoint is on violence and its justification; what Islamic traditions are most promising for support of peacemaking; what are the most important issues and forces behind contemporary Islamic activism; and how Muslims are engaging with the globalized world. Many understood, especially academics and policymakers, the need to understand Muslim societies beyond the caricatures and superficial level too often employed in the media. While the understanding of Muslim societies is needed, it is first necessary to understand how to conduct in-depth research in the field among these societies to be able to answer more substantive research questions. In this course students examine Muslim culture and customs and the best approaches towards fieldwork methodology among Muslim societies, looking at interview methods, use of surveys, and discourse analysis. Students study the methods of conducting ethnography in Muslim communities, the various challenges of doing so and how to interpret the findings, and use these skills to develop and conduct a research project of their own.
CANCELLED
025
Big Data Analytics/Text Mining
03.00
Cogburn,D
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Big Data Analytics and Text Mining (3) This course helps students understand the opportunities and challenges of "big data" analytics in international affairs research by introducing the tools and techniques used to analyze large-scale unstructured textual data. While the concept of big data is relative to each field, as much as 75 to 80 percent of available data is unstructured text, including email archives, websites, social media, blogs, speeches, annual reports, and articles. These sources can grow to thousands or hundreds of thousands of items, challenging the analyst using traditional forms of content analysis. Data of this size even challenges scholars using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). Text mining techniques are applicable for a wide range of social science research topics, such as identifying core themes in State Department speeches; analyzing sentiment in Twitter feeds; detecting emerging areas of concern in an email archive; and highlighting similarities and differences in national reports on international treaty commitments. The course includes some theoretical background, but focuses on learning the tools and techniques to find the proverbial needle in the international affairs big data haystack. Students develop an original text mining project and produce an original research paper.
OPEN
026
Data Analysis
03.00
Hart,A
Books
MTH
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Data Analysis (3) This course introduces students to the study and practice of data analysis, focusing especially on generating, managing, and analyzing quantitative data. Topics include data visualization, data cleaning, and the presentation of data and data analysis to professional audiences.
CANCELLED
027
Quantitative Methods
03.00
Spath,A
Books
M
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Quantitative Methods (3) 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
028
Climate Policy Analysis
03.00
Grober-Morrow,D
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Climate Policy Analysis (3) This course introduces students to the use of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to analyze climate policies. IAMs integrate models of the physical environment with socio-economic models to study the effects of climate change and climate policies. These models are implemented in various kinds of computer software, ranging from complex spreadsheets to sophisticated standalone programs. Students will learn to set up these computer-based models to evaluate particular policies and to critically interpret the quantitative data that the models produce. Building on material covered in SISU-206, each student will complete and present an independent scholarly research project, which should serve as the basis for future research, conference presentations, or publication.
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
F
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Gender and Peace Building (3) 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.
WAIT-6
002
Negotiation & Conflict Resol
03.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3) Negotiation is a powerful force if conducted with tactics, strategy, and knowledge of its dynamics. The choice to negotiate fills the conceptual space between coercion and submission. It's what do we do when we can't simply get our way in international affairs. We can threaten, but pure coercion often generates a backlash. We can also yield, but that might diminish credibility and invite predatory behavior. In this seminar students learn how real international negotiations unfold, why they succeed and fail. The course combines theory and history and offers students opportunities to practice and refine their own skills.
CANCELLED
003
Comp Authorit: Inst & Pract
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Comparative Authoritarianism: Institutions and Practices (3) This course begins with two fundamental questions about authoritarian governance: how authoritarian regimes differ from democracies, and how they differ from each other. The course explores comparative frameworks that differentiate among the diverse forms of dictatorship and focuses on specific cases to examine the dual dilemmas of dictatorship. How can authoritarian governments mobilize necessary political support while simultaneously restricting political freedoms, and how can authoritarian governments encourage economic development and investment without political institutions that inhibit exploitation by government officials? Students gain a nuanced understanding of non-democratic political systems and are able to identify characteristics of autocratic governance, the many ways authoritarian power is exercised by governments, and the unique challenges they face.
OPEN
004
Comp Authorit: Inst & Pract
03.00
Spath,A
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Comparative Authoritarianism: Institutions and Practices (3) This course begins with two fundamental questions about authoritarian governance: how authoritarian regimes differ from democracies, and how they differ from each other. The course explores comparative frameworks that differentiate among the diverse forms of dictatorship and focuses on specific cases to examine the dual dilemmas of dictatorship. How can authoritarian governments mobilize necessary political support while simultaneously restricting political freedoms, and how can authoritarian governments encourage economic development and investment without political institutions that inhibit exploitation by government officials? Students gain a nuanced understanding of non-democratic political systems and are able to identify characteristics of autocratic governance, the many ways authoritarian power is exercised by governments, and the unique challenges they face.
SISU-318
Topics Global Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210 or SISU-230.
OPEN
001
Causes of War
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Causes of War (3) Through this course students become familiar with some of the major theoretical issues in the study of global security as well as key actors and institutions. In addition to addressing central issues such as war and conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, the course helps students apply theories and existing bodies of knowledge to better understand contemporary and emerging global security issues.
OPEN
002
Insurgency & Counterinsurgency
03.00
Belding,W
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency (3) In an age of globalization but unequal distribution of economic resources and political power, insurgencies pose one of the greatest challenges to the established order, whether that order is a democracy, monarchy, dictatorship or theocracy. This course analyzes the historical roots of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, beginning with the Roman Empire, and assesses the causes, conduct, and consequences of these actions, with an emphasis on applications since World War II. Though military aspects are included, the principal focus is on the political, economic, and social forces that have informed and directed insurgents and those who oppose them. Through an understanding of the history of this complex and often misinterpreted field, students seek to define the issues these movements pose and create a framework to assess the factors that precede their rise and shape their outcome.
OPEN
003
Causes of War
03.00
Jensen,B
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Causes of War (3) Through this course students become familiar with some of the major theoretical issues in the study of global security as well as key actors and institutions. In addition to addressing central issues such as war and conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism, the course helps students apply theories and existing bodies of knowledge to better understand contemporary and emerging global security issues.
SISU-319
Arab-Israeli Relations
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-210.
CLOSED
001
03.00
Atzili,B
Books
T
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-320
Topics in Global Economy
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220. May be taken A-F only.
OPEN
001
International Money & Finance
03.00
Tuomi,K
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
International Money and Finance (3) Over the last few decades financial markets have become increasingly integrated. This has the potential to magnify the effect of economic shocks. National monetary and financial policies therefore have important international implications, as does the structure of the international system. This course addresses contemporary and historical issues in international financial relations. Emphasizing key political and economic concepts, it examines international financial crises, the evolution of the international monetary system, and the merits of alternative exchange rate policies. It also analyses some of the new developments challenging the "old order," including cryptocurrencies, high frequency trading, the carry trade, vulture funds, and much more.
OPEN
002
Japan in the Global Economy
03.00
Schiff,J
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Japan in the Global Economy (3) This course examines the rise of Japan in the wake of World War II, its more recent "Lost Decades" and ongoing efforts to reinvigorate economic growth. Emphasis is on the impact of Japan on the world economy and the broader lessons of its experience for addressing current global economic issues, such as the risks of deflation and sovereign debt crises, currency wars, and aging populations.
SISU-324
Topics in Pol Econ of Latin Am
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-220.
OPEN
001
Breakfast in the Americas
03.00
Cohn,E
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Breakfast in the Americas (3) This course applies an interdisciplinary approach to examine the political, economic, cultural, environmental, and social historical issues surrounding the commodities we commonly put on our breakfast table: coffee, sugar, bananas. By looking at the lives of people who produce the commodities, own the companies, and consume the products, the course considers how consumer practices affect the lives of those who produce these commodities, and the environment in which they are produced.
OPEN
002
Pol Economy of Latin America
03.00
Taylor,M
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Political Economy of Latin America (3) Over the past century, Latin America has been a fertile testing ground for a variety of economic and political theories of development. Economic experiments have ranged from liberalism through socialism, passing through various forms of state-led capitalism along the way. Political experimentation has included everything from populist authoritarianism to military rule, and from hybrid democracies to vibrant multiparty presidential democracies. The remarkable variation in these forms of economic and political organization has been matched by the breadth of actors and ideologies present in the fabric of Latin American states. Drawing on the rich toolbox of comparative political science, this course examines how political and economic organization influence each other, the foundations of the ideas and beliefs that underpin political and economic institutions, and the evolution of Latin American states and economies since World War II.
SISU-330
Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-230.
OPEN
001
The Responsibility to Protect
03.00
Quainton,A
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Responsibility to Protect: R2P (3) For over one hundred years, the international community has been struggling with the problem of how to protect large civilian populations from the mass killings which have erupted in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This course examines many of these past genocides and the measures that were taken (or not taken) to deal with them. The course explores the ambiguities inherent in questions such as: who should be protected, under what circumstances, by whom and with what authority. The role of the United Nations, international law, and the concept of state sovereignty are explored.
WAIT-2
002
Negotiating Global Challenges
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Negotiating Global Challenges (3) 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.
CLOSED
003
Transnational Organized Crime
03.00
Schneider,D
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Transnational Organized Crime (3) This course explores the origins, manifestations, reach, and global impact of transnational organized crime. Students examine the various goals, strategies, and markets of global criminal organizations and the social, political, and economic contexts in which they arose and in which they operate. Finally, they analyze recent efforts to investigate, prosecute, and undermine global crime by international and national law enforcement agencies, and attempts by government officials to develop more effective policies to reduce the threat and impact of these groups. Guest speakers include experts from government and think tanks.
CANCELLED
004
President, Congress & For Pol
03.00
Tama,J
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The President, Congress, and U.S. Foreign Policy (3) Who really makes U.S. foreign policy? This course focuses on questions including whether the president dominates foreign policy making, or does Congress often drive policy; how, in what circumstances, and on what issues does Congress shape foreign policy; and is America better off when the president has substantial leeway to set foreign policy, or when Congress challenges presidential authority.
OPEN
005
Hist of Americans in the World
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
T
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The History of Americans in the World (3) This course examines the influence of nonstate actors on U.S. foreign relations. Spanning the history of the United States, the course considers how missionaries, business people, filibusters, Peace Corps volunteers, and environmental activists, to name a few, played significant roles in shaping the place of the United States in the world.
OPEN
006
Israeli Foreign Pol 1948-PRES
03.00
Arbell,D
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Israeli Foreign Policy 1948-Pres 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.
OPEN
007
Us Allies in the War on Terror
03.00
Tankel,S
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
US Allies in the War on Terror (3) Effective counterterrorism is impossible with the cooperation of partner nations. Yet most partners both help and hinder U.S. efforts. This course explores what the United States can expect from its partners and how U.S. policymakers can optimize counterterrorism cooperation other countries provide.
SISU-333
European Foreign & Sec Policy
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-230.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-340
Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240.
CANCELLED
001
Soc Categories, Identity & Dev
03.00
Books
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Social Categories, Identity, and Development (3) 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
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Social Entrepreneuring (3) 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
T
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Urbanization in Africa (3) 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
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Globalization, Human Trafficking and Development (3) 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
The Politics of Foreign Aid
03.00
Trisko Darden,J
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
The Politics of Foreign Aid (3) This seminar offers a broad survey of the international politics of foreign aid. Specifically, the use of official development assistance as a foreign policy tool, as well as the wide variety of international actors involved in the allocation of foreign aid is examined. The course seeks to understand the motivations behind the giving of aid as well as the impact of foreign aid in recipient countries. Several themes in the political economy of development are addressed including economic growth, governance, democracy promotion, human rights, and complex emergencies. Students learn about the benefits and harms associated with foreign aid from a variety of perspectives.
OPEN
006
Migration and Development
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Migration and Development (3) This course provides students with informed views on migration issues. It introduces several important topics that should be in the minds of (current and future) policymakers when approaching and designing migration-related policies. While taking a mostly economic approach to the issues of migration and economic development, the course offers a variety of viewpoints from different social sciences, and from different perspectives.
OPEN
007
Racial Capitalism
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Racial Capitalism (3) This course explores racial capitalism as a theoretical concept and lived experience, with particular attention to the black experience. Racial capitalism organizes systems of economic domination according to racial difference, effectively collapsing the categories of race and class. For people of African descent, colonialism and slavery were the "original sins" of racial capitalism. The course examines both these origins and the ways that racial capitalism perpetuates and mutates around the world today; what factors lead to shared global experiences of economic exploitation and exclusion and what is unique to particular locales; and the historical legacies of perceived racial difference in different countries or regions, and how it interacts other axes of identity such as gender, ethnicity, color, and nation.
CANCELLED
008
Microfin or Financial Inclusn
03.00
van Bastelaer,T
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Microfinance or Financial Inclusion (3) 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.
WAIT-1
001
Global Cities, Justice & Envir
03.00
Ranganathan,M
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Global Cities, Justice, and the Environment (3) 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.
CANCELLED
002
Health and Human Security
03.00
Paxton,N
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Health and Human Security (3) Beginning with a overview of the most significant health and disease issues facing the global community, including HIV, TB, malnutrition, SARS and avian flu, and endemic diseases like malaria, this course relates these non-traditional challenges to current theories and research in international relations. The course examines the idea of "human security" and addresses whether health challenges pose similar threats to traditional security topics. It also considers the set of international organizations and institutions that have arisen to address epidemic diseases, questioning how these differ or resemble other international organizations. Finally, the course turns to contemporary political and social science research on these issues to stimulate potential student research and contributions.
CANCELLED
003
Developing Healthy Development
03.00
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Developing Healthy Development (3) This course examines the interaction of international development with global public health and medicine. The course poses several sets of questions about this relationship and helps students acquire knowledge and skills to answer those questions, culminating in an independent research project. These questions include the causal priority of health and development. i.e., which comes first; what happens to health/development if the other is lacking; and who benefits from different interventions, and how. The course surveys history, politics, economics, and ethics related to these and other topics.
SISU-350
Topics in Env Sustain/Glb Hlth
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.
OPEN
001
Nature & Environmental Ethics
03.00
Field,L
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Nature and Environmental Ethics (3) This course examines questions such as how have human beings understood nature throughout history; how major shifts in understanding have 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.
WAIT-2
002
Pol Ecol of Food & Agriculture
03.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture (3) This course examines political, cultural, and technological connections to environment and development. It provides students with an introduction to political ecology and its approach to global food studies. Students use political ecology and social theory paradigms to examine industrial and alternative food networks, including their impacts on the environment, communities, and rural development. Students also examine how food policy and the global food trading system shape these networks and local environments, communities, and development practices.
CANCELLED
004
Urban Planning for Social Eqty
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Urban Planning for Social Equity (3) This course seeks for solutions to urban social inequities through the reimagining of urban form, activism, and policy. Through a consideration of the goals of the "just city" and through work on a real-world collaborative project, we will learn from international case studies of urban social movements, tactical urbanism examples, guerilla interventions, and models of equitable housing, transit, and health policy.
SISU-352
Environmental Politics of Asia
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.
OPEN
001
03.00
Shapiro,J
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-358
Global Health
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250, or STAT-202 and PUBH-340.
WAIT-8
001
03.00
Carruth,L
Books
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
WAIT-7
002
03.00
Carruth,L
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-360
Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.
OPEN
001
The Postcolonial City
03.00
Matlon,J
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Postcolonial City (3) 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,
SISU-370
Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-270
OPEN
001
After War: Rebuilding States
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
After War: Rebuilding Shattered States (3) 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.
SISU-379
Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture
Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260 or SISU-270.
OPEN
001
Pol of Policing/Incarcert/Race
03.00
Schneider,C
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Politics of Policing, Incarceration, and Race in the United States and Europe (3) This course looks at the dynamic interaction of race, policing, and criminal justice in Europe and the United States. In particular, it looks at the construction of national, racial, ethnic, and religious boundaries, and the impact of these boundaries on police, penal institutions, and targeted groups in the United States and Europe. The course focuses on the way in which racial fears and political opportunism have shaped criminal justice policies in the United States and Europe.
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
M
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Politics of International Criminal Courts (3) Civilians have comprised half of all war-related deaths over the past three centuries. In the twentieth century, 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
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
From Uprising to Coup: Contemporary Egyptian Politics (3) 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.
CANCELLED
003
International Organizations
03.00
Gutner,T
Books
TF
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Organizations (3) International organizations (IOs) are important but flawed actors in global and regional governance as they attempt to solve or avert important problems that do not respect national borders. This course examines the origins, roles, and performance of IOs in areas that include economic development, international security, trade, and humanitarian assistance.
SISU-386
Contemporary Africa
Prerequisite: SISU-206U and SISU-280.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SISU-391
Internship in Int'l Studies
Permission: internship coordinator and SIS undergraduate studies office.
OPEN
001
01.00-06.00
Egan,M
Books
Instructional Method: Online.
OPEN
002
01.00-06.00
Diamond,A
Books
Instructional Method: Online.
SISU-393
Int'l Relations Theory
CLOSED
001
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
MTH
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
SISU-397
SIS Honors Colloquium
Prerequisite: SISU-206.
OPEN
001
Innovation in World Politics
03.00
Kahler,M
Books
M
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Innovation in World Politics (3) Emerging economies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs) have played a prominent role in world politics and the international economy since the end of the Cold War. This course examines the sources of their international involvement and their influence in global politics and new forms of global governance. The course also provides honors students with an opportunity to explore topics for their senior thesis projects. Restriction: SIS Honors Program. Meets with HNRS-302 001.
(Meets with HNRS 302 001)
SISU-415
Senior Capstone: Middle East
Restriction: International Studies major and at least 75 credits.
OPEN
001
Neg Israeli-Palestinian Peace
03.00
Ziv,G
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Negotiating Israeli-Palestinian Peace (3) This senior capstone provides students with a deeper understanding of the problems that have confounded the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, in particular the "final status" issues: borders, Jerusalem, refugees, and security. Students focus on the contested narratives; the relevant political actors; and the key international, regional, and internal events that have shaped the dispute. As well, previous rounds of negotiations are reviewed in order to analyze what went wrong. Students then partake in a simulation in which they attempt to constructively address the final status issues as well as other sticking points, such as settlements and terrorism, in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
SISU-419
Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies
Restriction: International Studies (BA) and at least 75 credit hours.
WAIT-7
001
Evolutn of European Int'l Soc
03.00
Banks,D
Books
TH
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The Evolution of European International Society (3) The modern worldwide system of sovereign states began as a European international society that spread across the world and eventually supplanted all alternatives. In this course students study the evolution and expansion of this system and the consequences it has had for world history and contemporary politics. The class studies what European politics looked like before sovereign states dominated, how sovereignty came into being, how European international society differed from and interacted with the international societies of other regions, and how it is evolving today.
OPEN
002
Int'l Studies before SIS
03.00
Adcock,R
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
International Studies before SIS (3) This course surveys examples of American scholarship on international studies produced during the century prior to the founding of the School of International Service (SIS) in 1957. Both the character of global order (and disorder) and the place of America within that order changed dramatically between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, with America's rise to global prominence accompanied by a great expansion in the production of American scholarship on international topics. The course looks at scholarship on topics including international law, international organization, nationalism, colonialism, development, democracy, and fascism. Students learn about how topics they studied were treated in earlier eras and reflect more generally on the ways in which American international studies scholarship is influenced by, and has on occasion itself influenced, changes in the global order and America's place within it.
WAIT-2
003
Sustainable Urban Development
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Sustainable Urban Development (3) 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.
WAIT-5
004
Historical Foundatns of USFP
03.00
Brenner,P
Books
TH
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Historical Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy (3) 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
005
Sports, Politics, and Society
03.00
Markovits,A
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Sports, Politics, and Society (3) Few things characterized mass culture in the twentieth century more consistently and thoroughly than sports, particularly in their team variety. In the course of the previous century, there was not one industrial country in the world that did not possess at least one major team sport which attained hegemonic dimensions in that country's culture. Team sports as a form of mass culture were among the most essential ingredients of public life in the twentieth century and if anything, their cultural importance increased in the beginning years of the twenty-first century, and shows every indication that this importance will grow in years to come. This course examines why this has been the case and how it happened; the global and local dimensions of sports; and how they have influenced every aspect of contemporary life, from culture to politics.
WAIT-1
006
Art and Post-War Healing
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Art and Post-War Healing (3) The humanities are a rich, if an inexplicably muted color in the peacebuilding palette. Revealing a traumatic experience induces feelings of shame as well as a threat to self-survival. This course examines forms of self-expression that can help to restore self-stability and proceeds on the assumption that individual healing is one good path to community recovery and resilience. Students are exposed to various arts-based healing techniques and learn about the current practices in the use of the arts for post-conflict healing, as well as the effects of traumatic events on the body and mind and strategies for practitioner self-care.
CANCELLED
007
How to End ISIS
03.00
Cronin,A
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
How to End ISIS (3) Terrorism as a phenomenon is ancient, dating at least to the first century BCE. But individual terrorist campaigns always end. This capstone seminar focuses on understanding the endings of terrorist campaigns so as to gain insight into how best to reduce the threat of terrorism. Digging into the long-standing international experience with terrorist groups, the class discusses questions such as whether drone strikes end terrorism; should we negotiate with terrorists; does using overwhelming military force end terrorist campaigns; how do terrorists innovate; does terrorism succeed in achieving its aims; and most important, how terrorist campaigns end.
OPEN
008
Contentious Politics
03.00
Zhang,Y
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Contentious Politics (3) This course provides an introduction to contentious politics and helps students develop capstone projects on related topics. It places empirical emphasis on large-scale, transformative movements that often persist over time, involve massive mobilization, and result in fundamental sociopolitical changes. Historical and contemporary examples include democratic revolutions, communist revolutions, decolonization movements, nationalist movements, ethno-religious conflicts, the Arab Spring, and the Civil Rights Movement. This course introduces major theories proposing to explain the causes, courses, and consequences of these movements, while also giving attention to their contexts, complexities, and contingencies. It hence offers students analytic tools to use when conducting their research.
WAIT-4
011
Peace and Social Justice
03.00
McCarthy,C
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Peace and Social Justice (3) This course offers a study of the methods, history, and practitioners of nonviolence and the efforts to create a justice-based society. The course familiarizes students with both the philosophy of pacifism and alternatives to violence, whether among nations or among individuals faced with violence in their daily lives. This course is discussion-based, with dissent welcomed.
OPEN
020
US & S Asia: Friends/Foes/Pol
03.00
Singh,A
Books
F
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
U.S. and South Asia: Friends, Foes, and Flawed Policies (3) This course critically examines regional and wider impact of U.S. policies and choice of friends and foes in South Asia. It explores inherent lessons for current global challenges of terrorism, conflict, and nation building.
OPEN
021
The UN and Security Crises
03.00
Jain,A
Books
F
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
The UN and Security Crises (3) 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
022
Theory and Practice of the G20
03.00
Nahon,M
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Theory and Practice of the G20 (3) Since 2008, the G20 has become the premiere forum for international economic cooperation, gathering leading advanced and emerging economies alike. This course addresses the discussions, contributions and challenges of the G20 on key issues of the international economic agenda, including global growth, trade negotiations, tax and financial reform, climate change, and labor and employment.
CANCELLED
023
Conflict in Fiction and Film
03.00
Simone,F
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Conflict in Fiction and Film (3) This course examines the social, cultural, and political significance of conflict as portrayed in literary tradition and film, focusing on ideological connection between masculinity and war, the issue of representation of the other as enemy, violence against women, migration, displacement and war, and how we can gain insights into these issues by use of literary texts and film that perpetuate or contest them. While the course takes a comprehensive approach to the study of conflict, it does so by focusing on the Middle East as site-specific to explore the interconnections between the conflicts in the Middle East and cultural and aesthetic impact of wartime experiences in other regions through the literary and artistic lens. The course engages students in thoughtful discussion and analysis of selected literary works and films, to provide a framework to investigate how film and fiction deal with issues of human suffering, violence, group identity, and dehumanization of the other as enemy. Several important historical events are studied through the lens of literature both in written work and oral presentation, to gain a deeper understanding of the interaction between artistic expression and its environment in the context of war and conflict.
OPEN
024
Pivot to Asia
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
T
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Pivot to Asia (3) By examining America's pivot to Asia policy in recent years, this seminar focuses on great power relations in the Asia-Pacific region, namely the United States, China, and Japan. It provides a framework of comparative foreign policy by conducting careful examinations on social, political, and economic developments of China and Japan, as well as their relationships with the United States. It also covers other important players in the region, such as the Korea Peninsula, Southeast Asia, and Russia. The course first familiarizes students with the basic settings and historical trends in the Asia-Pacific region, and then moves to other perspectives such as economic strategy, social dynamics, international security, political culture, democratization, and foreign policy analyses, in a comparative fashion.
CANCELLED
025
Financial Issues in Latin Amer
03.00
Wolfe,A
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Financial Issues in Latin America (3) Systemic financial problems--fiscal, banking, currency and debt crises, often in highly damaging combination--have loomed large in the economic history of Latin America. After surviving the 2008-09 global financial crisis in relatively good shape, some countries have returned to severe economic hardship. This course examines what explains the past macroeconomic instability in Latin America, and the recent uneven resiliency to the global crisis. The course analyzes both the fundamental and precipitating causes of Latin America's past financial crises, focusing on economic policy and institutional shortcomings in the fiscal, monetary, banking and exchange-rate areas, as well as on other domestic and external forces, that combined to generate macrofinancial instability. Students present and teach specific case studies that go more in depth into particular situations encountered in recent years in one or more countries regarding one or a set of critical macroeconomic variables.
WAIT-2
026
Sustainable Urban Development
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Sustainable Urban Development (3) 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.
WAIT-1
027
Ending Terrorism
03.00
Cronin,A
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Ending Terrorism (3) Terrorism as a phenomenon is ancient, dating at least to the first century BCE. But individual terrorist campaigns always end. This capstone seminar focuses on understanding the endings of terrorist campaigns so as to gain insight into how best to reduce the threat of terrorism. Digging into the long-standing international experience with terrorist groups, the class discusses questions such as whether drone strikes end terrorism; should we negotiate with terrorists; does using overwhelming military force end terrorist campaigns; how do terrorists innovate; does terrorism succeed in achieving its aims; and most important, how terrorist campaigns end.
SISU-432
Topics in Int'l Law & Orgs
Restriction: Washington Semester Program.
CANCELLED
004
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar I
04.00
Books
TH
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar I (4) This two-part seminar focuses on the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy.
CANCELLED
005
Int'l Law & Orgs Seminar II
04.00
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Seminar II (4) This two-part seminar focuses on the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy.
CANCELLED
006
Int'l Law & Orgs Internship
04.00
Books
F
02:30PM
03:45PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and Organizations Internship (4) Students gain valuable contacts and work experience through an internship at a think tank, law firm, advocacy group, or international organization in Washington, D.C., that fits their academic career and goals.
SISU-434
Topics Int'l Pol & For Policy
Restriction: Washington Semester Program.
OPEN
001
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem I
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
W
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar I (4) This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
OPEN
005
Int'l Pol/For Policy Sem II
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
F
08:10AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Seminar II (4)This two-part seminar is devoted to United States foreign policy formulation and implementation. Systematic study of foreign policy emphasizes qualitative analysis and employs quantitative methods as appropriate. Students participate in seminars, workshops, on-site observation, and meet with foreign policymakers and influencers from government, media, and other private-sector organizations.
OPEN
006
Int'l Pol/For Policy Intern
04.00
Calabrese,J
Books
TH
09:45AM
11:00AM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
International Politics and Foreign Policy Internship (4) Students engage in an internship in Washington, D.C., providing direct experience in an organization related to international politics and foreign policy.
OPEN
007
Int'l Pol/For Policy Res Proj
04.00
Maisch,C
Books
M
06:55PM
08:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Instructional Method: Hybrid. International Politics and Foreign Policy Research Project (4) Students have the opportunity to investigate important issues relating to international politics and foreign policy.
SISU-490
Ind Research in Int'l Studies
Permission: instructor and SIS undergraduate studies office.
CLOSED
001
International Orgs. in Russia
01.00-06.00
Bates,S
Books
OPEN
002
Music in the M.E. & N. Africa
01.00-06.00
Salois,K
Books