Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
COMP 203-01 Cyber and Information Security
Instructor: James Whitmore
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-03. 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
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 306-01 Controversies in Chinese-American Relations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 390-01. This seminar takes a close look at some of the most contentious political, legal, and ethical issues in Sino-American relations in the post-Mao period (1978-), ranging from Tibet, Taiwan, birth control, the South China Sea, crime, environmental protection, religious freedom, trade, and intellectual property rights. Drawing on translated primary and secondary sources, the course focuses on the historical, political, and cultural forces that have often driven a wedge between the United States and China, but which also provide opportunity for cooperation.
1330:W   DENNY 315
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 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: Robert 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 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward 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: Robert 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, Russell Bova
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: Robert 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 208
INST 290-03 Cyber and Information Security
Instructor: James 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
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. 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 INST 277.
1330:TF   DENNY 311
Courses Offered in PHIL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PHIL 285-01 Justice in World Politics
Instructor: Jason Reiner
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 208-01. An examination of how states ought to make ethical decisions about policies of global scope. Should asylum seekers and economic migrants be granted access to social services? How must states fight wars? How ought resources to be distributed between countries? We will explore the philosophical underpinnings of the arguments that have been developed in response to at least two of these questions. This course is cross-listed as POSC 208. Prerequisite: 180 or POSC 170, 180, or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   DENNY 212
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 203
POSC 170-02 International Relations
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs
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.
0900:TR   DENNY 304
POSC 170-03 International Relations
Instructor: Robert 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.
1330:TF   TOME 115
POSC 208-01 Justice in World Politics
Instructor: Jason Reiner
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 285-01. An examination of how states ought to make ethical decisions about policies of global scope. Should asylum seekers and economic migrants be granted access to social services? How must states fight wars? How ought resources to be distributed between countries? We will explore the philosophical underpinnings of the arguments that have been developed in response to at least two of these questions. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 285. Prerequisite: 170, 180 or PHIL 180, or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   DENNY 212
POSC 277-01 International Politics of the Middle East
Instructor: Edward Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and MEST 266-01. 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 MEST 266 and INST 277.
1330:TF   DENNY 311
POSC 280-01 American Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 110
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 290-03 Politics of Southeast Asia
Instructor: Rachel Jacobs, Russell Bova
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-01. 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
POSC 290-06 Russian Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-02 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 208
POSC 390-01 Controversies in Chinese-American Relations
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 306-01. This seminar takes a close look at some of the most contentious political, legal, and ethical issues in Sino-American relations in the post-Mao period (1978-), ranging from Tibet, Taiwan, birth control, the South China Sea, crime, environmental protection, religious freedom, trade, and intellectual property rights. Drawing on translated primary and secondary sources, the course focuses on the historical, political, and cultural forces that have often driven a wedge between the United States and China, but which also provide opportunity for cooperation.
1330:W   DENNY 315
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 228-01 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 230-03. 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. Offered every two years.
1500:MR   DENNY 112
Courses Offered in RUSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 260-02 Russian Foreign Policy
Instructor: Robert Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-02 and POSC 290-06.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 208
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-03 Religion: Conflict, Violence and Peacemaking
Instructor: Jean-Pierre Karegeye
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.
1500:MR   DENNY 112