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IGST0251A-S15

Cross-Listed As:
PSCI0251A-S15

CRN: 22074

Identity/Conflict South Asia

Identity and Conflict in South Asia
In this course we will examine political development and conflict in South Asia through the concept of identity. South Asians take on a variety of identities -- ethnic, religious, linguistic, caste, national, etc. These identities often form the basis of political mobilization and both inter- and intrastate conflict. We will study the general concept of identity, including how identities are constructed and used, and then specific manifestations in South Asia. We will also examine the question of whether these identities were constructed during colonial or post-colonial times, or have an earlier basis.

IGST0436A-S15

Cross-Listed As:
GEOG0436A-S15

CRN: 22272

Terrorism

Terrorism
Terrorism, the act of violent resistance against real or perceived oppression, has taken on new dimensions in an age dominated by mass media and technology. Can we make reliable distinctions between terrorism, anarchism, guerrilla warfare and random mass murder? What are the political, social, and cultural conditions that favor terrorism? What makes an individual a terrorist? How have governments coped with terrorist movements? What is "state terrorism"? Looking at terrorist movements across the globe, as well as the historical evolution of terrorism, this course will examine explanations for this disintegrative phenomenon given by social scientists, historians, writers, and filmmakers. Students interested in the possibility of receiving German credit for this course should contact Michael Geisler. This course is equivalent to GEOG 0436. 3 hrs. sem.

IGST0475A-S15

Cross-Listed As:
HIST0475A-S15

CRN: 22275

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.

IGST0476A-S15

CRN: 22277

Disability in a Global Context

Disability in a Global Context
Approximately 650 million people currently live with a disability, making this population the largest minority in the world. In this seminar we will explore the meaning of disability (as a condition) as well as the lived experience of people with disabilities in global, continental, and national contexts. Using an integrated perspective that applies knowledge about disability from diverse disciplines and methodologies, we will assess core models of disability: social, medical, linguistic, historical, political, institutional, educational, technological, attitudinal, and economic. Using the term disability within an analytical framework, we will examine the meaning of such fundamental concepts as identity, community, citizenship, and "normalcy." (Approval required) 3 hrs. sem.

IGST0500A-S15

CRN: 21556

EAS Independent Research

East Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0501A-S15

CRN: 21557

LAS Independent Project

Latin American Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0502A-S15

CRN: 21558

MES Independent Project

Middle East Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0503A-S15

CRN: 21559

African Studies Ind. Project

African Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0504A-S15

CRN: 21560

SAS Independent Project

South Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0505A-S15

CRN: 21561

EUS Independent Research

European Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

IGST0701A-S15

CRN: 21562

REES Senior Thesis

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0701D-S15

CRN: 22018

REES Senior Thesis

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0701E-S15

CRN: 22019

REES Senior Thesis

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0701F-S15

CRN: 22033

REES Senior Thesis

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0702A-S15

CRN: 21563

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0702D-S15

CRN: 22035

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0702E-S15

CRN: 22600

EUS Senior Thesis

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0703A-S15

CRN: 21564

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0703B-S15

CRN: 22578

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0703C-S15

CRN: 22596

LAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0704A-S15

CRN: 21565

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0704B-S15

CRN: 21577

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0704C-S15

CRN: 22036

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0704D-S15

CRN: 22579

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0704E-S15

CRN: 22580

EAS Senior Thesis

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0705A-S15

CRN: 21566

African Studies Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0705B-S15

CRN: 22031

African Studies Senior Thesis

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0706A-S15

CRN: 21567

MES Senior Thesis

Middle East Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

IGST0707A-S15

CRN: 21568

SAS Senior Thesis

South Asian Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)