Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Russell Bova
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 203
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
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.
0900:TR   DENNY 304
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Craig Nation
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:TF   TOME 115
INST 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01. The course introduces economic theory that builds on ideas from introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. It uses that theory as a framework for examining developments in the changing global system. Developments include the revolution in information technology; the dynamics of human population growth; the implications of climate change; challenges to human security; and emerging patterns of organizational interdependence and collaboration. Those developments provide the context for business managers and for government officials responsible for shaping strategies and implementing policies. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INBM 200.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 08
INST 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02. The course introduces economic theory that builds on ideas from introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. It uses that theory as a framework for examining developments in the changing global system. Developments include the revolution in information technology; the dynamics of human population growth; the implications of climate change; challenges to human security; and emerging patterns of organizational interdependence and collaboration. Those developments provide the context for business managers and for government officials responsible for shaping strategies and implementing policies. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INBM 200.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 08
INST 200-03 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 200-03. The course introduces economic theory that builds on ideas from introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. It uses that theory as a framework for examining developments in the changing global system. Developments include the revolution in information technology; the dynamics of human population growth; the implications of climate change; challenges to human security; and emerging patterns of organizational interdependence and collaboration. Those developments provide the context for business managers and for government officials responsible for shaping strategies and implementing policies. 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 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Ed 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.
1330:TF   DENNY 311
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Craig 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 283-01 Intelligence and National Security
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 283-01. This course provides a basic understanding of the history, organization, activities, limitations, and capabilities of the U.S. national intelligence community, and the role of intelligence in developing and executing U.S. national security policy. The course also examines the significance of intelligence for policymakers and planners, the legal issues surrounding intelligence practices; the relationship between Congress, the Judiciary, and the intelligence community; and the future of U.S. intelligence.Prerequisites: POSC 120 & 170/INST 170. This course is cross-listed as POSC 283.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
INST 290-01 Politics of Southeast Asia
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-03. This course is an overview of the politics of Southeast Asia. Contemporary Southeast Asia is a region of contrasts. It is home to some of the fastest growing economies of the world, hubs of global trade and finance, but also rising threats from non-state actors, ethnic violence, and democratic backsliding. This course will cover the development of the region over the 20th and 21st century from the colonial period to independence and to growing regional interdependence. It will address the political history of most countries in the region and key regional issues. The major themes covered in the course include: nationalism, mass atrocity, statelessness and migration, regional integration, trade, and human rights.
1330:MR   DENNY 104
INST 290-02 Russian Foreign Policy
Instructor: Craig Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-06 and RUSS 260-02.The course examines the foreign policy of the Russian Federation with an emphasis on historical traditions, policy process and domestic context, contemporary international engagements, and future trends. Russia has a great power tradition and has become increasingly active and assertive as a global actor in recent years. We will examine the nexus of interests and ambition that drive Russian policy, with particular attention to its troubled relationship with the U.S. and enhanced ties with the Peoples Republic of China.
1330:MR   BOSLER 222
INST 290-03 Cyber and Information Security
Instructor: Jim Whitmore
Course Description:
Cross-listed with COMP 203-01. Cybersecurity incidents represent a serious threat to governments, organizations and individuals. This course will explore the concepts and concerns that guide business executives, policy makers, and information technology professionals to address risks to computer systems and sensitive information. After reviewing industry, national and international security standards and practices, students will have the opportunity to analyze recent high impact incidents and craft cybersecurity plans for organizations and software development life cycles.
1500:MR   TOME 231
INST 358-01 19th-20th Century European Diplomacy
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 358-01. European diplomatic history from the Congress of Vienna through World War II. This course is cross-listed as HIST 358. Offered occasionally.
0930:MWF   DENNY 311
INST 401-01 Structure and Change in the Global System
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
The course will introduce basic system concepts including elements (e.g., state, interstate, and non-state agents); interconnections (e.g., rules, norms and relationships) and purpose (e.g., enhance security). The concepts will serve as a framework for thinking about structure (e.g., existing hierarchies) and change (system alteration). In turn, the framework will suggest that system alterations may be influenced by re-calibrated national interests; capacities for self-organization by various stakeholders; and new perceptions of security concerns (i.e., human security, transnational security, ecological security) that may have arisen in past or are currently arising from technological, demographic, or ecological developments.
1330:MR   TOME 227
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:W   DENNY 303