Spring 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 206-03 China's Foreign Relations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-01. This course examines China's relationship to the major world powers, regions and international organizations. Beginning with a consideration of Chinese traditions of dealing with foreign countries, we will then examine the revolutionary legacy of Mao Zedong and the reorientation of foreign policy under Deng Xiaoping after 1978. The course will focus on the role of ideology, history, culture, interests, and leadership in China's foreign relations.
1500:MR   STERN 103
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-01 Women Write War
Instructor: Claire Seiler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 101-01. This course studies American womens war writing from the Civil War through the war on terror. Our guiding questions include: what literary forms have women writers adapted or developed to represent war, as well as the social, political, bodily, and emotional effects of armed conflict? How has womens war writing participated in debates about feminism, citizenship, civil and human rights, and the American project? How have women's intersectional experiences and changing social roles impacted the genre of war writing, and vice versa? Primary texts include works of poetry, fiction, and autobiography by Gwendolyn Brooks, Willa Cather, Emily Dickinson, Elyse Fenton, Frances E.W. Harper, Naomi Shihab Nye, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toyo Suyemoto, and Natasha Trethewey.
1330:TF   EASTC 411
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 215-02 Refugees
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
With refugees in the news the last few years, we hear repeated stories of difficult trajectories, international organizations that are unprepared, and countries that are unwelcoming. We also see the media's short attention span. Yet, none of these issues is new. This course will explore modern refugeedom. Refugees, as distinct from migrants, typically flee from war, civil war, and genocide and ethnic cleansing. Some scholars are now beginning to categorize migration from the effects of climate change as refugees, too. We will start at the beginning of the last century as modern warfare and new forms of nationalism forced millions to search for safety in what one scholar has called a "whole empire walking." Our course will investigate causes for flight, the responses from national governments and international organizations, and the daily life of the refugees in Europe, Africa, south and east Asia and in their new places of residence. Throughout, we will reflect on modern day crises so that we as global citizens can engage with refugee populations who live in our communities and learn from several historical case studies (e.g. Vietnam and Bosnia) how better to accommodate populations fleeing violence and resettling in different cultures where many citizens may not be welcoming.
1230:MWF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in INST
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 313
INST 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Ed Webb
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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 201
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
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 103
INST 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
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   DENNY 110
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 203
INST 290-03 The Media in War and Peace
Instructor: Jacob Jacob
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-05.Media and Communications are integral to the ways and means through which contemporary battles are fought ranging from the symbolic acts of terrorism to state-sponsored malign influence operations, and full-scale warfare. This course provides students with a deeper awareness of the increasingly sophisticated means and forms through which international conflicts are `mediatized and how peace can be represented in contemporary society.
0900:TR   DENNY 211
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 170-01 International Relations
Instructor: Russell Bova
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.
1330:MR   DENNY 313
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Ed Webb
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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 201
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Craig Nation
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
POSC 258-01 Human Rights
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
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.
1330:TF   DENNY 203
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 103
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
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   DENNY 110
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 203
POSC 290-01 China's Foreign Relations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-03. This course examines China's relationship to the major world powers, regions and international organizations. Beginning with a consideration of Chinese traditions of dealing with foreign countries, we will then examine the revolutionary legacy of Mao Zedong and the reorientation of foreign policy under Deng Xiaoping after 1978. The course will focus on the role of ideology, history, culture, interests, and leadership in China's foreign relations.
1500:MR   STERN 103
POSC 290-05 The Media in War and Peace
Instructor: Jacob Jacob
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-03.Media and Communications are integral to the ways and means through which contemporary battles are fought ranging from the symbolic acts of terrorism to state-sponsored malign influence operations, and full-scale warfare. This course provides students with a deeper awareness of the increasingly sophisticated means and forms through which international conflicts are `mediatized and how peace can be represented in contemporary society.
0900:TR   DENNY 211
Courses Offered in WGSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGSS 101-01 Women Write War
Instructor: Claire Seiler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-01. This course studies American womens war writing from the Civil War through the war on terror. Our guiding questions include: what literary forms have women writers adapted or developed to represent war, as well as the social, political, bodily, and emotional effects of armed conflict? How has womens war writing participated in debates about feminism, citizenship, civil and human rights, and the American project? How have women's intersectional experiences and changing social roles impacted the genre of war writing, and vice versa? Primary texts include works of poetry, fiction, and autobiography by Gwendolyn Brooks, Willa Cather, Emily Dickinson, Elyse Fenton, Frances E.W. Harper, Naomi Shihab Nye, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toyo Suyemoto, and Natasha Trethewey.
1330:TF   EASTC 411