Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 214-03 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-03.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   STERN 103
Courses Offered in INBM
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 300-05 Leadership in Four Directions – Preparing Individuals and Organizations for Success
Instructor: Jeffrey McCausland
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-05.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 313
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb, Mark Shirk
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-02.
1500:TF   DENNY 311
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-03.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INST 170-04 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-04.
1330:W   DENNY 110
INST 170-05 International Relations
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 170-05.
1330:MR   DANA 202
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   DENNY 203
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 280-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 109
INST 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 281-01.
1330:MR   DENNY 304
INST 290-01 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-01.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 290-02 European Security
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
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.
0900:TR   STERN 103
INST 290-03 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 214-03.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   STERN 103
INST 290-04 Global Health
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
This course will focus on a) historical cases of major diseases and epidemics around the world; b) look at the current burden and distribution of disease and mortality around the world and in multiple dimensions by geography, social class, race, and gender; c) try to understand the determinants of global health disparities; and d) understand the development of global health policies, and outcomes of global health interventions.
1230:MWF   STERN 103
INST 290-05 Leadership in Four Directions – Preparing Individuals and Organizations for Success
Instructor: Jeffrey McCausland
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-05.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 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   DENNY 203
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 313
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb, Mark Shirk
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-02.
1500:TF   DENNY 311
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-03.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 207
POSC 170-04 International Relations
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-04.
1330:W   DENNY 110
POSC 170-05 International Relations
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 170-05.
1330:MR   DANA 202
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   DENNY 203
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 280-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 109
POSC 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 281-01.
1330:MR   DENNY 304
POSC 290-01 International Terrorism
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-01.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 290-02 European Security
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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.
0900:TR   STERN 103
POSC 390-01 Summits: A Study of Pivotal Moments in International Relations
Instructor: Andrew Wolff
Course Description:
This seminar investigates the political dynamics and long-term ramifications of international summits that are arguably major turning points in modern international relations. The seminar takes a comparative look at the fundamental components of summitry: the influence of personal diplomacy, the effectiveness of negotiating strategies and tactics, the management of public relations and messaging, and geopolitical pressures and implications. Students will study in detail the Congress of Vienna, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Munich Conference of 1938, the Allied Conferences during WWII (Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam), Nixon-Mao Summit Meeting, and the 1978 Camp David Summit. The class will also utilize role-playing simulations to highlight themes and test negotiating strategies.
1330:T   ALTHSE 206