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CAS IR 382: Understanding the Middle East
Introduces the contemporary Middle East, including the Arab world, Iran, Israel, and Turkey; examines the systems of government; the role of external powers; the origins of the state system; the sources and objectives of opposition forces; the prospects for political reform, including democratization; and the prospects for future cooperation or conflict.
CAS IR 383: Understanding Modern North Africa
Meets with CAS PO 376. Considers political, cultural, economic, and social developments in the modern states of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya as they struggle to gain independence from colonial domination and to consolidate viable, secure, and legitimate states and prosperous national communities.
CAS IR 390: International Political Economy
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 101 and CAS EC 102.
Meets with CAS PO 329. Emphasizes the dynamic interaction between politics and economics to understand and explain historical and contemporary issues in international political economy, including international monetary, trade, investment, financial, and environmental relations. Considers emerging challenges and structures in the international political economy.
CAS IR 395: North-South Relations
(Meets with CAS PO 328.) Employs a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the relations between the industrialized nations of the "North" and the developing nations of the "South." Addresses historical and current issues in North-South relations, including trade, investment, migration, regional economic integration, and the environment.
CAS IR 396: Cultural Heritage and Diplomacy
(Meets with CAS AR 396.) Considers the place of heritage in archaeology and cultural diplomacy; art and architecture as cultural ambassadors; culture representation in museums and cultural landscapes; international art law; cultural affairs in U.S. embassies; the State Department; strategic impact of heritage in promoting U.S. foreign policy.
CAS IR 401: Sr Indep Work
CAS IR 402: Sr Indep Work
CAS IR 410: Latin America Today: An Interdisciplinary Approach
(Capstone course for Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies Program concentrators.) Topic for Spring 2011: Latin America Today: Latin American Cities. These population centers are critical sites for understanding issues of development, poverty, governance, equity, globalization, and the environment. Uses case studies and urban ethnographies, emphasizing a comparative approach to research and policy analysis, to explore these core concerns.
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 415: Eu in 21st C
Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in the Brussels Internship Program.
CAS IR 421: Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights
Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in the Geneva Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights Program.
Examines the roles of international "governing" institutions (the UN, NGOs, etc.) in the development of lower-income countries and the integration of human rights policies into such activities. Includes guest speakers from global organizations such as the WHO and the UN.
CAS IR 425: Seminar: Women and Social Change in the Developing World
(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 430: Africa and Globalization: Opportunities and Obstacles
Surveys political and economic trends and developments in sub-Saharan Africa from independence to the present, reviews current policy recommendations for Africa's integration into the global community, and compares Western and African policy recommendations for African development.
CAS IR 436: The Great War and the Fragile Peace
Exploration of the military, political, social, economic, and cultural consequences of the First World War and the peace conference of 1919. Focuses on technological innovations, the expanded role of the state, and the long-range impact of the Versailles settlement. Also offered as CAS HI 436.
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 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.
CAS IR 491: Directed Study
CAS IR 492: Directed Study
CAS IR 500: Topics in International Relations
Examines various aspects of International Relations. Topics vary from semester to semester. Topic for Fall 2012: IR of Eurasia: Politics & Security in the Caucasus.
CAS IR 501: Conflict and Cooperation in Asia
Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
Meets with CAS PO 554. Investigates patterns of conflict and cooperation in South and East Asia surrounding issues ranging from water resources and health to borders and war. Analyzes how such issues contribute to instability in the region, as well as methods of cooperation.