Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 220-01 Modern N. Africa from French Invasion to Arab Spring
Instructor: Burleigh Hendrickson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-03 and MEST 200-02. In spite of its unique geographic position as a trade hub and a bridge between the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, North Africa (the Maghreb) has long been overlooked in narratives of world history. From the establishment of French colonialism to the Arab Spring, the centralization of power and the power of revolt have played critical roles in defining the cultures, politics, and histories of the modern Maghreb. Using authority and resistance as organizing themes, this course explores the complex issues of multiculturalism, nationalism, and state-society relations in this dynamic region.
0900:TR   STERN 103
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 205-01 War and Memory in East Asian Literature and Film
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-02. This class examines Japanese and Chinese representations of the war they fought between 1937 and 1945, along with Japanese representations of war with the United States. It explores film and fiction from Japan and China created both during and after the war. We will investigate questions of memory, victimization and responsibility as well as how artists attempted to represent experiences that stretched the boundaries of imagination. Priorities:
1330:TF   ALTHSE 109
Courses Offered in FMST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FMST 210-02 War and Memory in East Asian Literature and Film
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 205-01. This class examines Japanese and Chinese representations of the war they fought between 1937 and 1945, along with Japanese representations of war with the United States. It explores film and fiction from Japan and China created both during and after the war. We will investigate questions of memory, victimization and responsibility as well as how artists attempted to represent experiences that stretched the boundaries of imagination. Priorities:
1330:TF   ALTHSE 109
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 215-01 U.S. - Middle East Relations
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-01 and MEST 200-01. This course examines the history of US-Middle East relations from the Barbary Wars to the present. Topics will include American travel and missionary activity in the Holy Land during the 1800s; the American role in post-World War I diplomacy affecting the Middle East; rivalry with the Soviet Union; Arab-Israeli diplomacy; petroleum policy; anti-American terrorism; and military interventions.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
HIST 215-03 Modern N. Africa from French Invasion to Arab Spring
Instructor: Burleigh Hendrickson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01 and MEST 200-02. In spite of its unique geographic position as a trade hub and a bridge between the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, North Africa (the Maghreb) has long been overlooked in narratives of world history. From the establishment of French colonialism to the Arab Spring, the centralization of power and the power of revolt have played critical roles in defining the cultures, politics, and histories of the modern Maghreb. Using authority and resistance as organizing themes, this course explores the complex issues of multiculturalism, nationalism, and state-society relations in this dynamic region.
0900:TR   STERN 103
HIST 333-01 The First World War
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
A study of the causes, progress, and consequences of the first global conflict of modern times. Particular attention is paid to the political and social impact of total warfare on the participating nations. Offered every other year.
1330:TF   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in INST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
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.
1500:MR   TOME 115
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.
1130:MWF   DENNY 110
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
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.
1230:MWF   DENNY 110
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 110
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 110
INST 290-01 U.S. - Middle East Relations
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-01 and MEST 200-01. This course examines the history of US-Middle East relations from the Barbary Wars to the present. Topics will include American travel and missionary activity in the Holy Land during the 1800s; the American role in post-World War I diplomacy affecting the Middle East; rivalry with the Soviet Union; Arab-Israeli diplomacy; petroleum policy; anti-American terrorism; and military interventions.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
INST 290-03 A New Cold War? 21st Century Russian Foreign Policy and Russia’s Relations with the West
Instructor: Robert Hamilton
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-04 and RUSS 260-01. This course will examine current Russian foreign policy and Russias relationship with the West, especially NATO and EU countries. The course begins with a brief historical survey of the Cold War relationship between the Soviet Union and the West. It then traces the development of Russias relationship with the West from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day. The third section of the course examines current Russian foreign policy and geopolitical theory, beginning with Russian policy in its self-described Near Abroad, moving to Russias role in the wider Eurasian region, and ending with an examination of Russias place in the international system. An overarching theme of the third section of the course is how Russia and the West interact in each of these areas. The course concludes with a discussion of whether Russian-Western relations can be described as a new Cold War, and how the two parties can best manage their relationship to prevent misperception and miscalculation from leading to conflict between them. Taught in English
1500:TR   BOSLER 314
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 200-01 U.S. - Middle East Relations
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-01 and INST 290-01. This course examines the history of US-Middle East relations from the Barbary Wars to the present. Topics will include American travel and missionary activity in the Holy Land during the 1800s; the American role in post-World War I diplomacy affecting the Middle East; rivalry with the Soviet Union; Arab-Israeli diplomacy; petroleum policy; anti-American terrorism; and military interventions.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
MEST 200-02 Modern N. Africa from French Invasion to Arab Spring
Instructor: Burleigh Hendrickson, David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01 and HIST 215-03. In spite of its unique geographic position as a trade hub and a bridge between the cultures of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, North Africa (the Maghreb) has long been overlooked in narratives of world history. From the establishment of French colonialism to the Arab Spring, the centralization of power and the power of revolt have played critical roles in defining the cultures, politics, and histories of the modern Maghreb. Using authority and resistance as organizing themes, this course explores the complex issues of multiculturalism, nationalism, and state-society relations in this dynamic region.
0900:TR   STERN 103
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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 INST 170.
1500:MR   TOME 115
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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 INST 170.
1130:MWF   DENNY 110
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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 INST 170.
1230:MWF   DENNY 110
POSC 272-01 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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 INST 272.
1500:MR   DENNY 110
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 280-01. A survey of U.S. foreign policy since World War II. 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: 170 or INST 170 or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 280.
1030:TR   DENNY 110
POSC 290-03 Veterans in Politics, Society & Culture
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Throughout history veterans and their organizations have often played an outsize role in shaping regimes, political ideology, legislation and public events such as parades and memorials. At the same time, veterans also have experienced humiliation, homelessness, unemployment and severe trauma upon their return home from war (as seen in the film Born on the 4th of July and represented in songs such as Bruce Springsteens Born in the USA). In this class we will explore veterans experiences in, and impact upon, politics, society and culture. Since war and conflict have produced many veterans over the centuries, the perspective in the course will be historical and comparative, covering the US, Israel, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
1330:R   DENNY 303
POSC 290-04 A New Cold War? 21st Century Russian Foreign Policy and Russia’s Relations with the West
Instructor: Robert Hamilton
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RUSS 260-01 and INST 290-03. This course will examine current Russian foreign policy and Russias relationship with the West, especially NATO and EU countries. The course begins with a brief historical survey of the Cold War relationship between the Soviet Union and the West. It then traces the development of Russias relationship with the West from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day. The third section of the course examines current Russian foreign policy and geopolitical theory, beginning with Russian policy in its self-described Near Abroad, moving to Russias role in the wider Eurasian region, and ending with an examination of Russias place in the international system. An overarching theme of the third section of the course is how Russia and the West interact in each of these areas. The course concludes with a discussion of whether Russian-Western relations can be described as a new Cold War, and how the two parties can best manage their relationship to prevent misperception and miscalculation from leading to conflict between them. Taught in English
1500:TR   BOSLER 314
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 228-01 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 230-02. This course will examine the nexus of conflict/violence and religious belief in an attempt to understand the confusing array of contemporary conflicts in which multiple sides claim divine authority for their actions. Offered every two years.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in RUSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 260-01 A New Cold War? 21st Century Russian Foreign Policy and Russia’s Relations with the West
Instructor: Robert Hamilton
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-04 and INST 290-03. This course will examine current Russian foreign policy and Russias relationship with the West, especially NATO and EU countries. The course begins with a brief historical survey of the Cold War relationship between the Soviet Union and the West. It then traces the development of Russias relationship with the West from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day. The third section of the course examines current Russian foreign policy and geopolitical theory, beginning with Russian policy in its self-described Near Abroad, moving to Russias role in the wider Eurasian region, and ending with an examination of Russias place in the international system. An overarching theme of the third section of the course is how Russia and the West interact in each of these areas. The course concludes with a discussion of whether Russian-Western relations can be described as a new Cold War, and how the two parties can best manage their relationship to prevent misperception and miscalculation from leading to conflict between them. Taught in English
1500:TR   BOSLER 314
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-02 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 228-01. This course will examine the nexus of conflict/violence and religious belief in an attempt to understand the confusing array of contemporary conflicts in which multiple sides claim divine authority for their actions.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in WGSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGSS 301-01 Immigration Politics: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Contemporary Migration
Instructor: Kathryn Oliviero
Course Description:
Why do global controversies over immigration so often center on migrant womens fertility and their childrens access to government benefits? Why do some countries accept LGBT migrants but deny them the right to adopt, use assisted reproductive technologies, or extend citizenship to their children? How are efforts to limit marriage-and-family based migration racialized and classed? What are the gendered implications when nurses are a countrys central export? Could building a border wall or sending refugees back stop unwanted immigration? This course examines how intersecting gender, sexual and ethnic hierarchies shape and are shaped by immigration. Applying insights from feminist and queer theories of migration, students will explore how the gendered processes surrounding immigration craft concepts of nation, borders and citizenship. Readings and films examine how sexual and racial norms are renegotiated through the selection and regulation of immigrants. Central to our investigation is how transnational and economic forces compel migration, reshaping understandings of national belonging, workplaces, and family in the process. We will particularly consider how migrants negotiate multiple marginalizations, and in turn refashion understandings of community, identities, culture, and politics. An interdisciplinary framework combines media, law, activist, film, literary and historical accounts.
1330:MR   DENNY 103