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INTL0250A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
PSCI0250A-S12

CRN: 22037

Intl Diplomacy and Mod. S Asia

International Diplomacy and Modern South Asia
In this course we will examine current political and economic issues in the countries of South Asia - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan. We will first examine the background of the South Asian region in general (pre-colonial and colonial eras) and of South Asian countries after independence. We will look at specific interstate and intrastate issues, focusing on the combined quests for political stability and economic development. Students will look at topical issues from the perspective of an officer working in a U.S. Embassy or in a U.S. foreign policy agency. The course will combine rigorous academic understanding of the region with current policy issues. Readings will include both academic studies and contemporary policy/issues papers. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0250. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

INTL0420A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
HARC0420A-S12 AMST0420A-S12

CRN: 22189

Visual Culture of the Americas

Visual Cultures of the Americas
From murals to monuments and telenovelas to veladoras, this bilingual [Spanish/English] seminar will explore the role of visual expression in the history of cultural formation throughout the Americas. We will take a hemispheric and transnational approach to our studies. As such, two related premises inform the material we will examine: images traverse the boundaries of nation-states, and they are intrinsically tied to the developments of modern history. We will combine theoretical works with a variety of still and moving images (artifacts of mass culture, photography, artwork, film, mixed media, and performance) to study the relationship between "visuality" and flows of culture throughout Latin and Anglo Americas. This course is equivalent to AMST 0420 and HARC 0420. 3 hr. sem.

INTL0460A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
SOAN0460A-S12

CRN: 22038

Global Consumptions

Global Consumptions: Food, Eating, and Power in Comparative Perspective
Using interdisciplinary approaches, we will examine the practices and politics of food and eating in a range of regions. Food sustains not only bodies, but national, ethnic, and social identities as well. Notions of time and space, order and transgression, nature and culture have long affected what people eat and how they do it. How does eating, this most basic and universal of human practices, both reflect difference and create it? How are food systems, symbolic and “real,” linked to national and international politics: Finally, how are contemporary food practices influenced by “modernization” and “globalization”? We will consider these and other questions as they apply to Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. This course is equivalent to SOAN 0460. 3 hrs. sem.

INTL0472A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
RELI0472A-S12 HIST0472A-S12

CRN: 22039

Buddhist/Christian Monasticism

“The Religious Life”: Buddhist and Christian Monastic Traditions Compared*
Both Buddhism and Christianity include traditions of monasticism, of men and women leaving home for “the religious life.” In this course, we will study and compare Buddhist and Christian monasticism from historical and religious perspectives. We will read primary sources, from the Life of St. Anthony and the Rule of St. Benedict to the verses attributed to the first Buddhist nuns and a Zen monastic code. We will examine monastic vocation, the integration of monasteries into society, and the adaptation of monasticism to different cultures. Throughout, we will highlight the role of gender. We will conclude with attention to contemporary manifestations of monastic culture. This course is equivalent to HIST 0472 and RELI 0472. 3 hr sem.

INTL0475A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
HIST0475A-S12

CRN: 22186

Imperial/Anti-Imperial Asia

Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Asia
In this seminar we will examine patterns of Euro-American and Japanese imperialism in South, East, and Southeast Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries. We will focus on the ways in which scholars and revolutionaries have made sense of the workings of colonial power and formulated strategies for resistance. By engaging with novels, films, and political manifestos, students will gain a broad understanding of how imperialism transformed lifeworlds, how its cultural, social, and economic dimensions have been critiqued, and the formation of nationalist, Marxist, and Pan-Asianist movements. Readings will include works by V.I. Lenin , Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Ranajit Guha. This course is equivalent to HIST 0475. 3 hrs seminar.

INTL0500A-S12

CRN: 20724

EAS Independent Research

East Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0501A-S12

CRN: 20771

LAS Independent Project

Latin American Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0501B-S12

CRN: 22384

LAS Independent Project

Latin American Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0502A-S12

CRN: 21176

MES Independent Project

Middle East Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0503A-S12

CRN: 21190

African Studies Ind Project

African Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0503B-S12

CRN: 21196

African Studies Ind Project

African Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0504A-S12

CRN: 21381

SAS Independent Project

South Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0504B-S12

CRN: 21547

SAS Independent Project

South Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0505A-S12

CRN: 21273

EUS Independent Research

European Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

INTL0701A-S12

CRN: 20014

REES Senior Thesis

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702A-S12

CRN: 20016

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702C-S12

CRN: 20662

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702E-S12

CRN: 21185

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702H-S12

CRN: 21197

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702L-S12

CRN: 22371

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0702M-S12

CRN: 22383

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0703A-S12

CRN: 20018

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0703B-S12

CRN: 20911

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0703C-S12

CRN: 20912

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0703D-S12

CRN: 21177

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0703F-S12

CRN: 21417

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0704A-S12

CRN: 21264

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0704B-S12

CRN: 21276

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0705A-S12

CRN: 20737

African Studies Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0705B-S12

CRN: 21188

African Studies Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0705C-S12

CRN: 21268

African Studies Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0706A-S12

CRN: 20723

MES Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

INTL0707A-S12

CRN: 21036

South Asian Studies

South Asian Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)