Sarah Stroup
Office
Munroe Hall 313
Tel
(802) 443-3276
Email
sstroup@middlebury.edu
Office Hours
Monday 2:00 - 4:00 in Marbleworks 203 (152 Maple Street). Sign up at go/stroupOH

Courses Taught

Course Description

Money, Morals, and Madmen in Global Politics
Non-state actors bring resources (money), new norms (morals), and revisionist aims (madmen) to global governance. In this seminar we will look at how private actors, including corporations, non-governmental organizations, and terrorist groups, have shaped development and conflict around the world. Throughout, we will reflect on how these groups represent societal interests and work to improve or undermine state sovereignty and global governance. 3 hrs. sem.

Terms Taught

Fall 2020

Requirements

CW, SOC

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Course Description

Introduction to International and Global Studies
This is the core course of the International and Global Studies major. It is an introduction to key international issues and problems that will likely feature prominently in their courses at Middlebury and study abroad. Issues covered will differ from year to year, but they may include war, globalization, immigration, racism, imperialism, nationalism, world organizations, non-governmental organizations, the European Union, the rise of East Asia, politics and society in Latin America, and anti-Americanism. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

Terms Taught

Fall 2021

Requirements

CMP

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Course Description

Global Security Studies Independent Project
(Approval Only)

Terms Taught

Winter 2022, Winter 2023, Winter 2024, Winter 2025

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Course Description

Senior Work
(Approval Required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024

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Course Description

European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025

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Course Description

Global Security Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Only)

Terms Taught

Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025

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Course Description

Global Migration and Diaspora Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Only)

Terms Taught

Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024

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Terms Taught

Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025

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Conflict Transformation: Approaches and Skills
This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to conflict transformation (CT), including mediation, restorative practices, intercultural communication, and structured dialogue. The course is organized around three questions: What is conflict, who am I in conflict, and what skills and dispositions can help transform conflict? These skills and dispositions are applicable across many levels, including interpersonal, organizational, community, and global conflicts. Students will learn about the drivers of conflict and then practice CT skills in the course. This course is a complement to INTD 228, which focuses on conflict analysis. While this course can be taken at any time, it can serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue practicum or research opportunities in other CT programs. (Not open to students who have already taken INTD 1259)

Terms Taught

Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024

Requirements

SOC

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Course Description

Can’t we just talk about it? Practicing dialogue in a polarized era*
Talking to people who disagree with you is important but uncomfortable. The goal of this immersive course is to practice having those conversations, and to identify what works and what doesn’t. Students will (1) collectively define a list of topics that they want to talk about, (2) assign background materials for their peers, (3) design formats for dialogue, (4) practice having difficult conversations, and (5) reflect on what works and what doesn’t. We will explore lessons from restorative circles, structured dialogue, appreciative inquiry, and mediation studies. This credit/no-credit course is led by a mix of students and faculty.

Terms Taught

Winter 2021

Requirements

SOC

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Course Description

Conflict Transformation: Approaches and Skills
This course will introduce to students to a variety of approaches to conflict transformation (CT), including intercultural competence, mediation, restorative practices, and structured dialogue. CT skills enrich classroom learning and prepare students to be effective citizens in a polarized public square. To transform conflict, we must first understand the nature of conflict and then develop tools to build healthy relationships and communities – locally, nationally, and globally. Students will learn about the drivers of conflict and then practice CT skills in the course. This course is part of a Middlebury-wide CT initiative, and this course foundational for students who wish to pursue practicum or research opportunities in other CT programs.

Terms Taught

Winter 2023, Winter 2024

Requirements

SOC, WTR

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Course Description

Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025

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Course Description

Qualitative Methods in Political Science
This seminar offers a broad introduction to qualitative methodology with a focus on comparative methods for the analysis of a relatively small number of cases (small-n). This course will enable students to create and critique qualitative research designs in political science. The course focuses on recent methodological writings and includes several substantive examples from various subfields. Topics covered include causal inference, case studies, cross-case comparison, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, counterfactual analysis, and set theory. We will also discuss approaches to multi-method research and the use of mixed methods in political science. 3 hrs. lect. (Methods)/

Terms Taught

Spring 2022

Requirements

DED

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Course Description

The Politics of International Humanitarian Action
Humanitarian intervention has emerged as a new moral imperative that challenges traditional concepts and practices in international relations. In this course we will consider how a range of actors--international organizations, states, NGOs--understand the concept of humanitarian intervention and engage (or not) in humanitarian actions. We will examine a variety of policy choices, including aid and military intervention, through case studies, including Somalia, Kosovo, and Rwanda. The goal of the course is to enable students to assess critically the benefits and challenges of a humanitarian approach to global politics. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

Terms Taught

Spring 2021, Spring 2022

Requirements

CMP, SOC

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Course Description

International Political Economy
This course examines the politics of global economic relations, focusing principally on the advanced industrial states. How do governments and firms deal with the forces of globalization and interdependence? And what are the causes and consequences of their actions for the international system in turn? The course exposes students to both classic and contemporary thinking on free trade and protectionism, exchange rates and monetary systems, foreign direct investment and capital movements, regional integration, and the role of international institutions like the WTO. Readings will be drawn mainly from political science, as well as law and economics. 3 hrs. lect./disc./(International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Fall 2022

Requirements

SOC

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Course Description

Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025

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Course Description

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

Terms Taught

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025

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