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  • CAS IR 410: Latin America Today: An Interdisciplinary Approach
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; or sophomore standing with consent of instructor.
    Required for Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies Program majors and encouraged for minors. Topic changes annually.
  • CAS IR 411: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Latin America
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing.
    Meets with CAS PO 566. Examines a range of historical and contemporary conflicts and wars in Latin America, both internal and regional, examining their causes and consequences, and the most important factors that explain how they were resolved or why they persist.
  • CAS IR 425: Seminar: Women and Social Change in the Developing World
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    (Meets with CAS SO 420.) Studies women in nonindustrial countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, stressing empirical research, theory, and methodology. Comparisons between regions and with industrial countries. Focus on sex segregation, female labor force participation, migration, fertility, family roles, and women and political power.
  • CAS IR 441: Immigration and Development in Asia
    (Meets with CAS PO 458.) Transnational immigration and economic development in Asia, focusing on China, India, and South Korea. Cases examined include the rise of manufacturing prowess in China, India's software industry, and Korea's corporate competitiveness in the world.
  • CAS IR 447: Seminar: Global Sociology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and at least two previous sociology or international relations courses; or consent of instructor.
    (Meets with CAS SO 447.) Examines different sociological perspectives on global social dynamics and processes.
  • CAS IR 452: Topics in European Politics and Culture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
    Meets with CAS PO 539. Explores European politics through the lens of culture, using materials from literature, film, and the social sciences, including live sessions with European writers/artists.
  • CAS IR 453: Forced Migration and Human Trafficking: Virtual Policy Incubator
    Causes and impact of forced migration and human trafficking. Role of conflict and state formation; emergence of international human rights and domestic asylum laws; role of international organizations, private sector and security forces in both combating and enabling human trafficking.
  • CAS IR 465: The United States and the Cold War
    Examination of American Cold War foreign policy from its origins at the end of World War II through its conduct--Marshall Plan, Detente, Cold War II--to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. Reading seminar. Also offered as CAS HI 465.