Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Kristine Mitchell
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.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb
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.
1330:TF   DENNY 304
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Russell Bova
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 203
INST 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
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 207
INST 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
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 207
INST 200-03 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-03. 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.
0830:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INST 260-01 History of International Relations
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
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.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 110
INST 271-01 Ethics and International Security
Instructor: Russell Bova
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 271-01. A course in applied ethics that examines the role ethical considerations both do and should play in the pursuit of national and international security objectives. Among the specific topics to be examined are the decision to go to war, rules governing how wars are fought, the ethics of weapons of mass destruction, the ethics of terrorism, the torture debate, economic sanctions, and humanitarian intervention. Prerequisite: POSC 170, or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as POSC 271.
0900:TR   DENNY 211
INST 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 266-01 and POSC 277-01. This course examines key factors and events in the formation of the modern Middle East state system and evolving patterns of conflict and cooperation in the region. Students will apply a range of analytical approaches to issues such as the conflicts between Arabs and Israelis, Iraq's wars since 1980, and the changing place of the region in global politics and economics. This course is cross-listed as POSC 277 and MEST 266.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
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   EASTC 301
INST 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 281-01. 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.
1030:TR   DENNY 103
INST 290-01 Health Policy Challenges in Developing Countries
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 214-02.The course will focus on the current major health problems with a particular emphasis on developing countries. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal disease are the four biggest contributors to the global burden of disease, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and represent a serious constraint on economic growth. They kill nearly 4 million African adults and children annually. Through readings and lectures from the public health, economics and medical literature, we will focus on the causes behind the prevalence of the diseases in certain regions and the debates surrounding effectiveness of policy interventions to combat these diseases. More specifically, we will try to understand some of the key policy challenges to fight the diseases in the developing world. Additionally, the course will also look into historical cases of major diseases and epidemics around the world.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 08
INST 290-02 European Security
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. What security issues do European countries face? How are European countries and the European Union responding to various threats? This course delves into the structure of European security, examines the security challenges confronted by Europe, and weighs the opportunities these challenges present for enhancing Europe's security and global leadership. Students will learn how European governments define security and formulate strategies to meet a host of security concerns. In particular, this course addresses the nature of NATO-EU relations, the development of an independent European security and defense policy, the status of European military forces and defense procurement, the performance of European peacekeeping operations in the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), Africa (the Congo), and Afghanistan (ISAF), the assessment of potential threats emanating from Russia (energy security), and the European response to transnational terrorism.
1500:TF   DENNY 103
INST 290-03 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-03.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.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
INST 290-04 Leadership in Four Directions - Preparing Individuals and Organizations for Success
Instructor: Jeffrey McCausland
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-07. Leadership is described as the ability to decide what has to be done, and then get people to want to do it. It is an essential ingredient to the success of any person who is leading or working in a non-profit organization, corporation, or the government. This seminar is designed to examine leadership from four perspectives. How to lead the boss and allowing yourself to be led! How to lead peers -- which many argue is the most difficult of all leadership challenges. How to lead employees to not only move the organization to the next level but inspire them! Finally, (and perhaps most importantly) this seminar will examine how to lead yourself. What are issues facing leaders in terms of their own self-evaluation and development? The course will provide students a cognitive map of contemporary leadership studies, current theories on organizational culture/change, as well as methods for individual analysis and development. It will be conducted using dialogue, discussion, work groups, and experiential learning.
1330:W   ALTHSE 106
INST 290-05 The Environment, Conflict and Peace
Instructor: Michael Beevers
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 311-01. What are the links between the environment, violent conflict and peace? This class examine the relationship between the environment and security. As such, the course examines four interrelated themes. First, we will discuss the emergence of the concept of environmental security and whether conventional notions of security are equipped to deal with environmental issues. Second, we will explore violent conflict -- a powerful driver of insecurity for nations, communities and individuals. We will examine and critique environmentally-induced conflicts which have been the subject of much interest and speculation in recent years. Specifically, we will scrutinize resource scarcity, resource abundance and political ecology approaches for explaining these events. Third, we will ask whether the environment and natural resources may actually be a catalyst for peace and peacebuilding. And fourth, we will examine the connection between climatic changes, security and violent conflict.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 08
INST 290-06 Gender and Development
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-02 and WGSS 302-01. 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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 206
INST 401-01 Understanding Poverty and Globalization
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Two kinds of economic phenomena have dominated the world over the last few decades: Increasing globalization and increasing efforts to fight poverty. In this course, we will try to understand the results of both these phenomena. Thus, the class will be divided into two segments: one segment will focus on poverty and the other segment on globalization. The segment on poverty will try to understand the answers to the following questions: Why do we have still have poverty? Why did some of the approaches by international organizations and different governments to fight poverty fail miserably? And looking ahead, how can we solve this problem and how are we trying to solve the problem now? The segment on globalization will try to understand the following issues: Is globalization good for us? Why are many people unhappy with globalization? With globalization why are we seeing growing inequality in the developed world? Does globalization make it more difficult to fight international terrorism? Is the developed world moving in the right direction to fight global terrorism?
1330:W   ALTHSE 08
INST 401-02 Global Futures
Instructor: Russell Bova
Course Description:
Early post-Cold War era optimism about a future of increasing democracy, prosperity, and peace has given way in recent years to concerns about resurgent authoritarianism, global economic instability, and even the prospect of major power war. This seminar will examine and debate various images of the global future through reading and discussion of a series of provocative books and articles that attempt to assess the trajectory of current global trends. Those readings will be selected with an eye toward reinforcing and deepening your understanding of each of the core areas of the IS major-- IR theory, US foreign policy, international economics, and even diplomatic history ("what's past is prologue"), with applicability to all of the concentrations pursued by IS majors.
1330:T   ALTHSE 08