Diplomat in Residence
Courses offered in the past four years.
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▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
IGST 0250 / PSCI 0250 / INTL 0250 - Intl Diplomacy & 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.
Spring 2012, Spring 2014
IGST 0403 / PSCI 0403 / INTL 0403 - India and China Compared
India and China: 21st Century Superpowers?
In this course we will look at recent political and economic developments in India and China. We will examine the economic rise of India and China in contrast to their earlier economic stagnation. We will contrast political evolution into India's democracy and China's one-party autocracy, and we will study relations between the two states and their relations with the U.S. and the world. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0403. (PSCI 0103 or waiver) 3 hrs. sem. (Comparative Politics)
Fall 2011, Spring 2013
IGST 0483 / PSCI 0483 - Rise of Asia and U.S. Policy ▲
The Rise of Asia and US Policy
In this course we will study what is arguably the most important strategic development of the 21st century: how the rise of Asia presents security challenges to the region and the United States. Drawing from international relations scholarship, the course will focus on foreign policy challenges and potential responses. These challenges include both traditional security and nontraditional areas such as water and the environment. We will integrate the analysis of these issues in South, East, and Southeast Asia with study of the policy process, in part through simulations and role-playing exercises. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0483. 3 hrs. sem.
Fall 2013, Fall 2014
IGST 0500 - EAS Independent Research
East Asian Studies Independent Project
IGST 0504 - SAS Independent Project
South Asian Studies Independent Project
INTL 0251 / PSCI 0251 - 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.
Spring 2011, Fall 2012
INTL 0442 / PSCI 0404 - Jihad Vs Mcworld
Jihad vs. McWorld
In the new millennium, we may all be part of a global market economy, but can we live in a global market society? This seminar examines two major forces shaping the world today. One is “McWorld,” a homogenizing global trend resulting from modern technology, communications, and an increasingly interdependent capitalist world economy. The other is “Jihad,” a resurgence of ethnic politics, fundamentalist religious movements, and the “politics of identity.” We will analyze the origins, development, and interaction of these two seemingly contradictory trends through case studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0404. (Approval required) 3 hrs. sem.
INTL 0502 - MES Independent Project
Middle East Studies Independent Project
INTL 0504 - SAS Independent Project
South Asian Studies Independent Project
Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
INTL 0704 - EAS Senior Thesis
Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
INTL 0706 - MES Senior Thesis
African Studies Senior Thesis
Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012
INTL 1002 - Elem Sanskrit & Ancient India
Elementary Sanskrit and Ancient India
In this course we will combine an introduction to the Sanskrit language with study of ancient India. Students will learn the structure of Sanskrit and basic grammar and will read simple texts that will be used to illustrate aspects of ancient Indian culture and history. Students will begin work in transliteration (Roman script), but students will move quickly to traditional devanagari script. The place of Sanskrit in historical/comparative linguistics will also be discussed.
IPEC 0500 - Independent Project
Fall 2011, Spring 2012
IPEC 0700 - Intl.Pol.&Economics SR. Thesis
Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014
PSCI 0500 - Independent Project ▲ ▹
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)
Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
PSCI 0700 - Honors Thesis ▲ ▹
Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015