Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FREN 362-01 Francophone African Novelists of Diaspora
Instructor: Benjamin Ngong
Course Description:
This course examines the movement between Africa and France, the dream destination for many Sub-Saharan Francophone Africans who have made their way to France, either as students or workers throughout the 20th Century. The course invites reflection on transnational movements from the perspective of Francophone African authors and filmmakers, whose works are supplemented by readings documenting relevant social and historical phenomena such as the Tirailleurs Sngalais, Sapeurs, and Sans-papiers. Students read across the spectrum of French immigration literature, relevant historical, sociological, or critical texts and review films, both documentary and fiction.
1330:T   BOSLER 214
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 120-03 American Government
Instructor: Edward Webb, Kathleen Marchetti
Course Description:
A basic introductory course in American federal government which emphasizes its structure and operation. Special attention is given to the executive, legislative, and judicial processes.
1500:TF   DENNY 304
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 280-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 109
POSC 290-04 Religion in American Politics
Instructor: David O'Connell
Course Description:
This class will provide an overview of the role of religion in American politics. The course will have four major units. In the first unit we will study the basics of religion and politics, including the Puritan legacy, the roles and functions of the First Amendment, and the various ways in which religion impacts political behavior. The second part of the course will review the distinctive politics of a series of important religious groups, including the Christian Right, the Christian Left, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims. In the third unit, we will explore the intersections between religion and public policy in areas like education and healthcare. Finally, we will conclude by examining the most important recent developments in the relationship between religion and politics, i.e., the growth of politically influential mega-churches.
1030:MWF   DENNY 104
Courses Offered in WGST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGST 202-02 Advocacy Organizations, Social Movements, and the Politics of Identity
Instructor: Edward Webb, Kathleen Marchetti
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-05.Advocacy organizations/social movements as agents of political change in American politics. Course discusses organizations/movements that represent racial/ethnic minorities, women, religious conservatives, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and low-income people.
1330:TF   DENNY 304