Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 220-07 After Genocide and Apartheid: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-03, RELG 260-03 and SOCI 230-01.Part of the Rwanda Mini-Mosaic. This course examines how two societiesRwanda after the 1994 genocide and South Africa after the end of apartheiduncovered the atrocities of the past, delivered justice to perpetrators, and engendered reconciliation between perpetrator and victim. After learning about the histories of these two societies, we will study institutionsthe International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR), Gacaca, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Finally, we will consider how these two societies commemorate and memorialize victims. Our course will culminate in an optional, two-week Mosaic in Rwanda. In Rwanda, we will meet with genocide survivors and perpetrators and think deeply about how to engender reconciliation in a post-genocide society.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in ENST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENST 372-01 Environment, Conflict and Peace
Instructor: Michael Beevers
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-03. The goal of this class is to examine the complex relationships between the environment, conflict and peace. We will discuss the emergence of the environment as a topic of conflict and peace studies, and ask if the environment should be a security concern. We will scrutinize the extent to which environmental degradation, resource scarcity, natural resource wealth, and even climate change, increases the likelihood of violent conflict, and discuss the environmental consequences of war itself. We will explore whether environmental cooperation reduces the risk of violent conflicts, and whether responses to environmental problems can serve as catalyst for peace. We will strive to understand how international institutionsgovernmental, intergovernmental and non-governmentalact to address security and peacebuilding challenges linked to the environment. The course approaches the topic from different levels of analysis (local, national, transnational and supranational), diverse theoretical frameworks and analytical methods and range of environmental issue areas. Finally, we will use a broad range of materials, employ lectures and seminar-like discussions and incorporate field trips and guest speakers.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 08
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 215-03 After Genocide and Apartheid: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-07, RELG 260-03 and SOCI 230-01.Part of the Rwanda Mini-Mosaic. This course examines how two societiesRwanda after the 1994 genocide and South Africa after the end of apartheiduncovered the atrocities of the past, delivered justice to perpetrators, and engendered reconciliation between perpetrator and victim. After learning about the histories of these two societies, we will study institutionsthe International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR), Gacaca, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Finally, we will consider how these two societies commemorate and memorialize victims. Our course will culminate in an optional, two-week Mosaic in Rwanda. In Rwanda, we will meet with genocide survivors and perpetrators and think deeply about how to engender reconciliation in a post-genocide society.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
HIST 254-01 Revolution, War, and Daily Life in Modern Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RUSS 254-01. This course explores Russia's attempts to forge modernity since the late 19th century. Students will explore the rise of socialism and communism, centralization of nearly all aspects of life (arts, politics, economics, and even sexual relations), and opposition to the terror regime's attempts to remake life and the post-Soviet state's attempts to overcome Russia's past.
1130:MWF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in INST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INST 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
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.
1230:MWF   DENNY 311
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Russell Bova
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:MR   DENNY 304
INST 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb
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.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 104
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 207
INST 280-02 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
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:TF   DENNY 203
INST 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
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.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
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 290-02 Global Security
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. The course offers an introduction to Security Studies as an academic field and a practical foundation for professional engagement with security affairs. The search for security is basic to all social and political interaction, but security itself is a contested concept that can be applied in different ways to individuals, states, and the global system. Traditionally, the formal study of International Security has focused on the nation-state, including territorial defense, the role of military assets in pursuit of national interests, and the struggle for power. These concerns remain vital, but in the 21st century the security challenge has broadened to include new kinds of issues and approaches. These include the alternative discourse of Human Security as well as transnational challenges such as criminal trafficking, terrorism, environmental disintegration, pandemic disease, etc. Our course will look closely at both traditional and new security challenges. We will confront the problem of global security conceptually, develop a comprehensive portrait of global security challenges, and explore ways and means available to address them.
1330:MR   DENNY 104
INST 290-03 Environment, Conflict and Peace
Instructor: Michael Beevers
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 372-01.The goal of this class is to examine the complex relationships between the environment, conflict and peace. We will discuss the emergence of the environment as a topic of conflict and peace studies, and ask if the environment should be a security concern. We will scrutinize the extent to which environmental degradation, resource scarcity, natural resource wealth, and even climate change, increases the likelihood of violent conflict, and discuss the environmental consequences of war itself. We will explore whether environmental cooperation reduces the risk of violent conflicts, and whether responses to environmental problems can serve as catalyst for peace. We will strive to understand how international institutionsgovernmental, intergovernmental and non-governmentalact to address security and peacebuilding challenges linked to the environment. The course approaches the topic from different levels of analysis (local, national, transnational and supranational), diverse theoretical frameworks and analytical methods and range of environmental issue areas. Finally, we will use a broad range of materials, employ lectures and seminar-like discussions and incorporate field trips and guest speakers.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 08
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 233-01 U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Arab World
Instructor: Magda Siekert
Course Description:
This course introduces the students to the theory and practice of U.S. public diplomacy in the Arab world from a historical and a comparative perspective, looking at past challenges, successes and failures. The course examines the role of public diplomacy in the context of U.S. strategic interests in the region, U.S. efforts to promote democratic governance in the Arab world through the use of public diplomacy tools including traditional and new media, cultural exchanges, and educational programs. Students will debate whether public diplomacy should be integrated into the policy-making process, and how it could complement traditional diplomacy and advance political, military, and economic policies.
1500:TF   DENNY 104
MEST 272-01 Islam and the West
Instructor: Erik Love
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 272-01. This course examines the contemporary relationship between the Islamic world and the Western world. In recent years, many interpretations of this relationship have developed, with some claiming a clash of civilizations is underway. The course critically engages the rapidly growing literature on this topic, while providing an introduction to the sociology of religion, an examination of so-called Western values and their Islamic counterparts, an analysis of key moments in recent history, and finally a survey of minority Muslim communities in the West.This course is cross-listed as SOCI 272. Offered every year.
1330:TF   DENNY 104
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Nina Barzachka
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.
1230:MWF   DENNY 311
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Russell Bova
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.
1330:MR   DENNY 304
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Edward Webb
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.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
POSC 258-01 Human Rights
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights embodies a global consensus on the fundamental importance of human rights as a political value. But the idea and its practical applications have provoked intense controversy around the world on issues such as freedom of expression, capital punishment and torture, gender and sexuality, religious freedom, social and economic justice, and cultural and minority rights. Prerequisite: one social science course or permission of the instructor.
1030:MWF   STERN 103
POSC 271-01 Ethics and International Security
Instructor: Russell Bova
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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: 170, or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 271.
1030:TR   DENNY 104
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Douglas Stuart
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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 207
POSC 280-02 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 280-02. 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.
1330:TF   DENNY 203
POSC 281-01 American National Security Policy
Instructor: Marybeth Ulrich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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 or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 281.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
POSC 283-01 Intelligence and National Security
Instructor: Anthony Williams
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 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: 120 & 170/INST 170. This course is cross-listed as INST 283.
1500:MR   DENNY 103
POSC 290-02 Global Security
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-02. The course offers an introduction to Security Studies as an academic field and a practical foundation for professional engagement with security affairs. The search for security is basic to all social and political interaction, but security itself is a contested concept that can be applied in different ways to individuals, states, and the global system. Traditionally, the formal study of International Security has focused on the nation-state, including territorial defense, the role of military assets in pursuit of national interests, and the struggle for power. These concerns remain vital, but in the 21st century the security challenge has broadened to include new kinds of issues and approaches. These include the alternative discourse of Human Security as well as transnational challenges such as criminal trafficking, terrorism, environmental disintegration, pandemic disease, etc. Our course will look closely at both traditional and new security challenges. We will confront the problem of global security conceptually, develop a comprehensive portrait of global security challenges, and explore ways and means available to address them.
1330:MR   DENNY 104
POSC 390-02 National Security Law
Instructor: Harold Pohlman
Course Description:
This seminar will examine core issues of U.S. national security law, both from the perspective of domestic law (the U.S. Constitution and relevant statutes) and international law (relevant treaties and customary international law). A central theme of the course will be the degree to which policy-makers in the national security field should consider themselves bound by international law. The goal of the course is to expand student awareness of the difficult and complex legal issues that exist in this policy area. Topics that will be addressed include the right to wage war, targeted killing, covert action, interrogation, and military commissions. Not appropriate for first-year students.
1330:T   DENNY 204
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 260-03 After Genocide and Apartheid: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-03, AFST 220-07 and SOCI 230-01.Part of the Rwanda Mini-Mosaic.This course examines how two societiesRwanda after the 1994 genocide and South Africa after the end of apartheiduncovered the atrocities of the past, delivered justice to perpetrators, and engendered reconciliation between perpetrator and victim. After learning about the histories of these two societies, we will study institutionsthe International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR), Gacaca, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Finally, we will consider how these two societies commemorate and memorialize victims. Our course will culminate in an optional, two-week Mosaic in Rwanda. In Rwanda, we will meet with genocide survivors and perpetrators and think deeply about how to engender reconciliation in a post-genocide society.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in RUSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 254-01 Revolution, War, and Daily Life in Modern Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 254-01. This course explores Russia's attempts to forge modernity since the late 19th century. Students will explore the rise of socialism and communism, centralization of nearly all aspects of life (arts, politics, economics, and even sexual relations), and opposition to the terror regime's attempts to remake life and the post-Soviet state's attempts to overcome Russia's past.
1130:MWF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-01 After Genocide and Apartheid: Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-03, RELG 260-03 and AFST 220-07.Part of the Rwanda Mini-Mosaic. This course examines how two societiesRwanda after the 1994 genocide and South Africa after the end of apartheiduncovered the atrocities of the past, delivered justice to perpetrators, and engendered reconciliation between perpetrator and victim. After learning about the histories of these two societies, we will study institutionsthe International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR), Gacaca, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Finally, we will consider how these two societies commemorate and memorialize victims. Our course will culminate in an optional, two-week Mosaic in Rwanda. In Rwanda, we will meet with genocide survivors and perpetrators and think deeply about how to engender reconciliation in a post-genocide society.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
SOCI 272-01 Islam and the West
Instructor: Erik Love
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 272-01. This course examines the contemporary relationship between the Islamic world and the Western world. In recent years, many interpretations of this relationship have developed, with some claiming a clash of civilizations is underway. The course critically engages the rapidly growing literature on this topic, while providing an introduction to the sociology of religion, an examination of so-called Western values and their Islamic counterparts, an analysis of key moments in recent history, and finally a survey of minority Muslim communities in the West. This course is cross-listed as MEST 272. Offered every year.
1330:TF   DENNY 104
SOCI 313-01 Contemporary Human Trafficking
Instructor: Donna Bickford
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 301-01. This class will introduce students to contemporary issues of human trafficking in the United States and globally. Human trafficking, including both commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor, is an extremely complex crime and human rights violation that demands multi-faceted, interdisciplinary responses. After we develop an understanding of the definition and various manifestations of human trafficking, we will build on the US Governments 4Ps framework--prosecution, protection, prevention and partnership-- as a way to shape our investigation and inquiry. Topics for discussion will include demand, vulnerability factors, economic networks, governmental and non-governmental organization responses, criminal justice systems, support and services for survivors, prevention efforts, corporate social responsibility, and literary and cultural representations of human trafficking. Readings will include international, federal and state legislation, survivor narratives, research reports, white papers, news coverage, films, and novels.
0900:TR   DENNY 304
Courses Offered in WGSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGSS 301-01 Contemporary Human Trafficking
Instructor: Donna Bickford
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 313-01. This class will introduce students to contemporary issues of human trafficking in the United States and globally. Human trafficking, including both commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor, is an extremely complex crime and human rights violation that demands multi-faceted, interdisciplinary responses. After we develop an understanding of the definition and various manifestations of human trafficking, we will build on the US Governments 4Ps framework--prosecution, protection, prevention and partnership-- as a way to shape our investigation and inquiry. Topics for discussion will include demand, vulnerability factors, economic networks, governmental and non-governmental organization responses, criminal justice systems, support and services for survivors, prevention efforts, corporate social responsibility, and literary and cultural representations of human trafficking. Readings will include international, federal and state legislation, survivor narratives, research reports, white papers, news coverage, films, and novels.
0900:TR   DENNY 304