Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 214-02 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-04. This course will cover the main topics that are covered in traditional development classes, which include agricultural/subsistence household issues, credit constraints in poor country setttings, issues related to education, child labor, migration, population, and health, and also potential development and sustainability problems that we are going to face because of climate change.
1030:MWF   DENNY 317
Courses Offered in ENST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENST 311-08 The Environment, Conflict and Peace
Instructor: Michael Beevers
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-06. Despite the fact that most of the world's seven billion people are living longer, consuming more and getting better educated, many people on the planet have paradoxically become much less secure due to the scale of consumption and pollution in today's carbon-based societies. Global environmental hanges - deforestation, losses of biodiversity, land degradation, the depletion of fish stocks, water pollution and scarcity, toxic contamination and climate change -- are felt worldwide and the sites of esource consumption are located a world away the sites of resource extraction. This course examines the two most prominent ways in which global environmental change undermines human security. First, we will focus on how environmental change may induce conflict because violent conflict is a powerful source of human insecurity. Second, we will examine the ways in which environmental change undermines human security by putting at risk people's basic needs, human rights and the things they value in order to lead dignified lives. Examining the links between environmental change and human security allows us to examine questions of human vulnerability, the dynamics of conflict, cooperation and peace, equity and justice and sustainable development. The class will engage with academic debates in the field along with practical, policy relevant information.
0900:TR   TOME 117
Courses Offered in INBM
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 300-04 Leadership in Four Directions - Preparing Individuals and Organizations for Success
Instructor: Jeffrey McCausland
Course Description:
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
Courses Offered in INST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Kristine Mitchell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 311
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Musgrave
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-02.
0930:MWF   DENNY 110
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-03.
1330:R   DENNY 317
INST 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 266-01 and POSC 277-01.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 110
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 280-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 110
INST 290-02 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. This course will cover the global war on terrorism, its origins, its characteristics, and the ends, ways and means of the participants. We will begin by seeking to arrive at a working definition of terrorism. We 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. We will focus on specific "types" of terrorist activity as those types manifest themselves in the global war on terrorism. We will address the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001 and their impact on the national security of the United States. Finally, we will examine the current strategy of the United States in the global war on terrorism, and its implications and challenges.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
INST 290-04 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 214-02. This course will cover the main topics that are covered in traditional development classes, which include agricultural/subsistence household issues, credit constraints in poor country setttings, issues related to education, child labor, migration, population, and health, and also potential development and sustainability problems that we are going to face because of climate change.
1030:MWF   DENNY 317
INST 290-05 Media & National Security: How Reporting Can Change Policy, and Sometimes, History
Instructor: Kimberly Dozier
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-06. Journalists deliver the first draft of history, informing the public, policymakers, the business world and beyond. They drive public opinion, politics, policy and business at home and abroad. Their reports can help fuel debate, trigger diplomatic conflict or pressure competing sides into talking peace. But when you read "a U.S. official said," do you know the rules governing how that information was given out? Do you understand how a single news report can trigger a change in policy on Capitol Hill, or the firing of a top official at the White House, or the shifting in strategy and tactics of a multiyear, multibillion-dollar war? Explore case studies from Vietnam to Kosovo, Iraq to Afghanistan, WikiLeaks to the NSA's Edward Snowden, and meet some of those delivering the news.
0900:TR   DENNY 303
INST 290-06 The Environment, Conflict and Peace
Instructor: Michael Beevers
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 311-08. Despite the fact that most of the world's seven billion people are living longer, consuming more and getting better educated, many people on the planet have paradoxically become much less secure due to the scale of consumption and pollution in today's carbon-based societies. Global environmental hanges - deforestation, losses of biodiversity, land degradation, the depletion of fish stocks, water pollution and scarcity, toxic contamination and climate change -- are felt worldwide and the sites of esource consumption are located a world away the sites of resource extraction. This course examines the two most prominent ways in which global environmental change undermines human security. First, we will focus on how environmental change may induce conflict because violent conflict is a powerful source of human insecurity. Second, we will examine the ways in which environmental change undermines human security by putting at risk people's basic needs, human rights and the things they value in order to lead dignified lives. Examining the links between environmental change and human security allows us to examine questions of human vulnerability, the dynamics of conflict, cooperation and peace, equity and justice and sustainable development. The class will engage with academic debates in the field along with practical, policy relevant information.
0900:TR   TOME 117
INST 401-01 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   ALTHSE 206
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 266-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and POSC 277-01.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 110
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Kristine Mitchell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 311
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Musgrave
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-02.
0930:MWF   DENNY 110
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-03.
1330:R   DENNY 317
POSC 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and MEST 266-01.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 110
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 280-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 110
POSC 290-02 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-02. This course will cover the global war on terrorism, its origins, its characteristics, and the ends, ways and means of the participants. We will begin by seeking to arrive at a working definition of terrorism. We 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. We will focus on specific "types" of terrorist activity as those types manifest themselves in the global war on terrorism. We will address the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001 and their impact on the national security of the United States. Finally, we will examine the current strategy of the United States in the global war on terrorism, and its implications and challenges.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
POSC 290-06 Media & National Security: How Reporting Can Change Policy, and Sometimes, History
Instructor: Kimberly Dozier
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-05. Journalists deliver the first draft of history, informing the public, policymakers, the business world and beyond. They drive public opinion, politics, policy and business at home and abroad. Their reports can help fuel debate, trigger diplomatic conflict or pressure competing sides into talking peace. But when you read "a U.S. official said," do you know the rules governing how that information was given out? Do you understand how a single news report can trigger a change in policy on Capitol Hill, or the firing of a top official at the White House, or the shifting in strategy and tactics of a multiyear, multibillion-dollar war? Explore case studies from Vietnam to Kosovo, Iraq to Afghanistan, WikiLeaks to the NSA's Edward Snowden, and meet some of those delivering the news.
0900:TR   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 228-01 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Shalom Staub
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 230-03.
1500:MR   EASTC 405
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-03 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Shalom Staub
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. Looking at this "problem" across multiple cases, both domestically and internationally, this course will challenge you to understand the common patterns and variations to religiously justified conflict and violence, as well as the ways that religion can provide the deep narrative for conflict resolution and peace building.
1500:MR   EASTC 405