Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-01. An introduction to global politics which examines the interaction of states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in the world arena. Topics covered include traditional concerns such as war, balance of power, the UN and international law along with the more recent additions to the agenda of world politics such as international terrorism, human rights, and economic globalization. This course is cross-listed as POSC 170.
0930:MWF   DENNY 110
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-02. An introduction to global politics which examines the interaction of states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in the world arena. Topics covered include traditional concerns such as war, balance of power, the UN and international law along with the more recent additions to the agenda of world politics such as international terrorism, human rights, and economic globalization. This course is cross-listed as POSC 170.
1230:MWF   DENNY 110
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-03. An introduction to global politics which examines the interaction of states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in the world arena. Topics covered include traditional concerns such as war, balance of power, the UN and international law along with the more recent additions to the agenda of world politics such as international terrorism, human rights, and economic globalization. This course is cross-listed as POSC 170.
1330:MR   DENNY 104
INST 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01.Permission of Instructor Required Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INBM 200.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 08
INST 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02.Permission of Instructor Required Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INBM 200.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 08
INST 260-01 History of International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply theories of international relations to major events and issues in world history. Concepts such as balance of power, appeasement and imperialism will be studied against the backdrop of world historical events such as the Congress of Vienna, World War II, and the Algerian War. Prerequisite: INST 170 or POSC 170.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
INST 270-01 European Union
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 270-01. The European Union (EU) remains a work-in-progress, and this course will help students to contextualize the EU's development since the mid-1950s, understand the way that it currently functions, and think about how it is likely to evolve in the future. Substantively, the course covers the theory and history of European integration; the EU's unusual ( and evolving) institutional structure and political processes; the major policy areas of the EU; and the power dynamics between the EU and its member states. This course is cross-listed as POSC 270. This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement.
1330:TF   DENNY 104
INST 272-01 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 272-01. This course provides a historic overview of international terrorism, its origins, evolution, characteristics, and the strategies of the participants. Starting with a clear definition of terrorism, the course will examine various historic case studies in an effort to identify common characteristics of terrorist activity, terrorist motivations, the origins of today's terrorist movements, and a general typology of terrorism. Studies will focus on specific "types" of terrorist activity as those types manifest themselves in the world today. The catastrophic events of September 11, 2001 and their impact on the national security of the United States will be the subject of several lessons. Finally, this course will examine the current strategies in the international struggle against terrorism, and their implications and challenges.This course is cross-listed as POSC 272.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 280-01. A survey of U.S. foreign policy. American approaches to such issues as containment, detente, arms control, deterrence, international law, and third world economic development will be discussed. Students will also address issues of U.S. foreign policy formulation, including the roles of the public, Congress, and the president in the foreign policy process. Prerequisite: POSC 170 or INST 170. This course is cross-listed as POSC 280.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 08
INST 290-01 Collaboration as a Vehicle for Creating Value
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-01.Permission of Instructor RequiredPart of the Climate Change and Human Security Mosaic. Over the past few decades, collaboration among organizations has become an increasingly relevant way to achieve strategic objectives that are beyond the reach of any single entity, and by doing so, to create value. Organizations engaged in collaboration have included for-profit and not-for-profit companies, civil society, governments, militaries, and intergovernmental organizations. In this course, we will draw upon literature from the fields of systems analysis and organizational theory as we explore models of collaborative structures and processes. We will also examine a range of collaborations that have been put in place to create some combination of social, public, economic, sustainable, and security value. Among others, the case studies we will examine will include the Greater Carlisle Project at the local level; the Robert Woods Johnson funded Aligning Forces for Quality initiative at the national level; and the US National Guard State Partnership Program at the international level.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 109
INST 290-03 Gender and Development
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-01, MEST 200-01 and WGSS 302-02.This course examines the gender dimensions of economic development and globalization from the perspective of feminist economics. This perspective implies foregrounding labor, broadly defined to include paid and unpaid work, and examining gender differences in work, access to resources, and wellbeing outcomes, and how these are affected by macroeconomic policies and how gender inequalities are relevant for societal wellbeing. Since the early 1980s economic globalization has been achieved on the basis of a common set of macroeconomic policies pursued in industrial and developing countries alike. These policies frame both the gender-differentiated impacts of policy and the initiatives that are implemented to reduce inequalities between men and women. The main objective of the course is to examine the impact of these policies on men and women in the global South (a.k.a. developing countries/Third World) on gender inequalities and to evaluate the policies/strategies for reducing gender inequalities and promoting the well-being of all people. The pursuit of these objectives will entail first a brief examination of the central tenets of feminist economics and an historical overview of the policy-oriented field of gender and development. Gender-differentiated statistics will be reviewed as they pertain to the topics under discussion.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 206
INST 290-04 Social Movements, Social Media and Global Change
Instructor: Jacob Jacob
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 320-03.Just as the printing press and the early public spheres created the tools and the space for the rise of nationalist and religious movements in 16th century Europe, new communication technologies and social media have created both the space and the tools for the rise of social movements in contemporary society. Movements ranging from the Arab Spring to #BlackLivesMatter and #BringBackOurGirls have drawn on social media to mobilize and organize popular interventions in the public sphere. This course is a conceptual and case study exploration of the nteractions between the ecologies of social media, social movements and social change within the context of an increasingly globalised public sphere. The course explores different approaches to studying social media, social movements and social change, drawing on relevant case studies. It also explores the increasing arsenal of instruments of control, both technical and (il)legal, used by governments and institutions to capture social media and disrupt social movements.
1130:MWF   DENNY 204
INST 401-01 Globalization, Sustainability and Security: Whole of Society Approaches
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
In the 2010 National Security Strategy of the United States, President Obama articulates the need for whole of society approaches to tackling tough transnational issues. Furthermore, some experts believe that in the decades ahead, global governance will be a characterized by complexity and ambiguity, with governance structures reflecting the influence of states, NGOs, IGOs, for-profit companies, and other agents. In this seminar, we will investigate collaborative approaches to addressing national and transnational security related matters, especially those that are rooted in the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainable development.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 109
INST 401-02 Geopolitical Hotspots
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
This is a seminar on conflicts and security problems in contemporary international relations. It will examine in an in-depth, comparative, and multidisciplinary fashion the security issues of Afghanistan, the Syrian civil war, the Ukraine crisis, China's rising economic and military power, nuclear proliferation, and failed states. With each security issue, the seminar investigates its historical roots, the motivation and behavior of the major actors involved, and the impact the geopolitical hotspot has on the international system.
1330:T   ALTHSE 07
INST 401-03 U.S. Grand Strategy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
This senior seminar is designed to give students opportunities to discuss American grand strategy and the processes by which US foreign policy and national security policy are formulated and managed.
1330:W   STERN 12
INST 500-01 Advanced Economics Research - Meta Analysis of the Impact of Shocks on Decision Making
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
 
INST 550-01 Climate Change and Human Security in Nepal
Instructor: Cornelius Leary, Michael Beevers, Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor RequiredPart of the Climate Change and Human Security Mosaic.
1330:W   KAUF 178