2010-2011 Catalog by American University Washington

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international service 431 relations since the 1960s and contemporary issues of european security usually offered every spring sis-657 international economic organizations public and private 3 a study of the entrepreneurial corporate and governmental forces and organizations that have shaped international commerce and cross-border finance the course examines how private-sector and official institutions in particular have become more or less relevant in light of fast-paced globalization since the 1960s the challenges these institutions currently face and how these institutions interact with and react to developments in commodity and financial markets meets with sis-457 usually offered every fall sis-658 financial issues in latin america 3 systemic financial problems fiscal banking currency and debt crises often in highly damaging combination have loomed large in the economic history of latin america this course analyzes both the fundamental and precipitating causes of these financial crises focusing on economic policy and institutional shortcomings as well as on other domestic and external forces that generate financial instability case studies are used to illustrate particular situations encountered in recent years meets with sis-458 usually offered every spring sis-659 international relations of russia and central eurasia 3 the study of soviet and commonwealth foreign policies within the analytical perspectives of international relations theory historical and contemporary analysis of interstate and inter-regional relations in areas of russian and soviet influence usually offered every fall sis-660 environment and politics 3 provides an introduction to the politics of environmental protection at both the domestic and international levels it focuses on the dynamics of population consumption technology and economic activity as they relate to resource depletion water production and land use usually offered every fall sis-663 washington workshop advanced studies and research in environmental politics 3 a capstone seminar in which students conduct original research on domestic and international environmental policy and politics explores contemporary environmental issues such as economic and ecological globalization information technologies and environmental protection social and ecological evolution the place of humans in the natural world postmodern challenges to environmentalism post-colonial environmentalism and environmental security usually offered every spring sis-664 islam and nationalism middle east 3 lectures and discussions on secular nationalism and islamic militancy in the middle east and north africa during the past one hundred years the origins and characteristics of the movements the conflict between them and its impact on the politics and international relations of the area the emergence of neofundamentalist islamic movements usually offered every spring sis-665 international trade and investment relations 3 the major contemporary foreign trade and international investment policy issues confronting the united states geographic and functional issues are analyzed in both economic and political terms usually offered every fall prerequisite sis-616 or equivalent sis-666 international monetary and financial relations 3 the major contemporary monetary financial and energy policy issues confronting the international economic order and the united states problems are analyzed in both economic and political terms usually offered every spring prerequisite sis-616 or equivalent sis-669 human rights in latin america 3 this course examines the causes and patterns of human rights violations in latin america over the past four decades the course draws on theory and case studies examining the roles of external actors meets with sis-469 usually offered every fall sis-672 theories of comparative and international studies 3 unlike the dominant tradition which divides comparative and international politics into separate areas of inquiry this course bridges these two fields includes the rise of the modern state and its relation to historical capitalism and the nation interactions between the state and the market democratization and civil society social movements and global culture usually offered every term sis-673 comparative political economy 3 political economy is examined by comparing countries and regions considers the possibilities and limits of transposing models of state and society from one region to another focus is on the division of labor class and identity the state industrialization strategies technological policy cultural formation and identity usually offered every term sis-674 au-china studies institute program topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic students study at the china studies institute in beijing china usually offered every term prerequisite permission of sis program development office sis-675 race in international relations 3 the concept of race in international relations theory has acquired meaning through issues such as security/immigration policies and trans-national social/political movements focuses on the theoretical and practical implications of race as a significant factor in these and other international issues usually offered every spring sis-676 selected topics in cross-national studies 3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic rotating topics usually with a comparative or regional focus include political economy of africa theories of nationalism etc sis-677 au-carlos iii university madrid exchange 1–6 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic course constitutes key element in american university-universidad de carlos iii madrid exchange program usually offered every term sis-679 au-american university in cairo 1–12 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic students take courses at the american university in cairo auc egypt usually offered every term prerequisite permission of sis program development office sis-680 topics in research methods in international affairs 3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic rotating topics on qualitative research approaches in international affairs with a particular focus on case studies usually offered every spring sis-681 intelligence and foreign policy 3 the role of the cia and other intelligence organizations in formulating and implementing u.s foreign policy includes human and technical intelligence gathering processing and analysis dissemination of information to policy makers covert action and counterintelligence the relationship between intelligence organizations the president and congress and ethics and the conduct of intelligence activities usually offered every term.