Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
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.
1330:MR   DENNY 110
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
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.
1130:MWF   DENNY 104
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb
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.
1500:MR   DENNY 203
INST 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01. 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.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 08
INST 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02. 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 270-01 European Union
Instructor: Kristine Mitchell
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 109
INST 280-02 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 280-02. 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 201
INST 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Analysis of formulation and implementation of American national security policy within the context of American society and the international system. National security will not be considered simply in a military/strategic sense but as connoting the preservation of the core values of a society. Prerequisite: POSC 170 or 120 or INST 170. This course is cross-listed as POSC 281.
 
INST 290-01 Population Issues in Developing Countries
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 214-01.This course will introduce the primary population issues in the context of developing countries. This course will focus on these particular issues: population growth, theory of demographic transition, mortality, fertility, family planning, reproductive health, family coping strategies, migration, urbanization, low fertility in industrialized nations, household economics, interactions between population issues and development, child survival and mortality, child labor and schooling, impacts of HIV/AIDS on population structure, and policies that are used to tackle the afore-mentioned issues.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 201
INST 290-02 Intelligence and National Security Policy
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-01. This course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the organization, activities, limitations, and capabilities of the U.S. national intelligence community, and the role of intelligence in National Security Policy. The course provides a brief historical overview of US intelligence operations, an understanding of the organization and operations of the U.S. Intelligence Community, definitions and descriptions of the various intelligence disciplines their management, uses, limitations, methods, costs, and significance for strategic analysts, policymakers, and planners. The course also addresses the legal basis of U.S. intelligence, intelligence analysis and dissemination and the uses of finished intelligence in the making and execution of national security policy. The course continues with lessons on counterintelligence and deception, and intelligence-related activities at the strategic level, such as "special activities." There will be lessons that will cover the role of the Intelligence Community in the interagency policymaking process, interface with the policymaker and Congressional oversight. The course concludes with a lesson devoted to the future of U.S. intelligence. This course will also include several writing assignments of varying length, all focused on the writing genres currently in use in the intelligence and security fields.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
INST 290-03 National Futures: Reproductive Health Policy and Practices in the United States, Japan, and Israel
Instructor: David Sarcone, Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HEST 250-01, INBM 300-04 and PMGT 290-02. This course explores policies and controversies related to reproductive health in the United States, Japan, and Israel. Along with assessing the success and/or failure of public policy to support fertility and reproductive health, students will compare and contrast the health systems of the three countries. Students will also examine ethnographically cultures of infant and maternal health, and apply the World Health Organizations building block approach to clarify linkages among health system components, measure health system performance, and assess attempted reforms on system-wide outcomes. At the conclusion of the semester, class members will travel to Israel to visit Ben Gurion University of the Negev to gain a deeper, comparative understanding of the Israeli health system.
1030:TR   STERN 103
INST 290-04 Collaboration as a Vehicle for Creating Value
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-06. 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 Johson funded Aligning Forces for Quality iniative at the national level; and the US National Guard State Partnership Program at the international level.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 207
INST 290-05 Politics of Oil, Arms, Peace & War: U.S./Russia/Middle East Relations in the 20th & 21st C
Instructor: Joseph McGinnis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 200-02, POSC 290-06 and RUSS 260-01.Taught in English. From the time of the First World War the United States and Russia have been drawn into the Middle East economically, militarily, and politically. This course will examine those forces and the origins and results of a 100-year relationship, at times cooperative, but for the most part, confrontational. Oil has been a dominant factor, but religion, competition for influence, historic ties, and 65-plus years of Arab-Israeli tensions are equally important. We will review the history and politics of the relationship, using case studies where appropriate, including the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union almost came to blows placing their respective nuclear forces on alert. Where possible, the course will draw on individuals with experience in the region to share their expertise and first-hand knowledge of major events such as the Middle East Peace Process.
1330:MR   BOSLER 208
INST 404-01 Integrated Study
Instructor: Kristine Mitchell
Course Description:
The purpose of the course is to help students review and integrate the diverse components of the International Studies major. Prerequisites: senior standing in the INST major and prior completion of INST 401.
1330:F   ALTHSE 109
INST 500-02 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description: