IAS-International & Area Studies

IAS 1203. Philosophy and Human Destiny, East and West.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with PHIL 1203) An inquiry into values bearing upon human destiny or fulfillment with special attention to values inspired by religion in both western and eastern traditions. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 1223. Introduction to Asian Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with PHIL 1223) Survey of the major figures and schools of philosophy in Asia. Includes study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 1303. Introduction to Latin American Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Examines the history and culture of Latin American societies from a multi-disciplinary standpoint. Surveys major current issues in Latin American politics and international relations. Sources include films and readings from the disciplines of history, literature, political science, journalism, and anthropology. (Sp) [IV-WC].

IAS 2003. Understanding the Global Community.3 Credit Hours.

The world today is an interdependent global community that requires an awareness of international politics and economics. This course seeks to enhance our understanding of the global community because of the impact of international relations on our lives and the lives of others around the world. (F, Sp) [III-SS] .

IAS 2101. What is Asia?.1 Credit Hour.

The Asian continent is home to a vast array of social, political, cultural, ecological, and geographic diversity. This course will discuss similarities and differences across such an expansive and differentiated space as well as how the various regions of Asia interact with one another. (Irreg.)

IAS 2113. Perspectives on South Asian Society.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or concurrent enrollment. An introduction to South Asia, investigating the core theme of culture and society in South Asia using an interdisciplinary approach. Examines the challenge of cultural pluralism in South Asia by looking at how society is structured and identities are formed; explores social structures such as family, gender, caste and class, social change, and provides students with frameworks to better understand South Asian identities and worldviews. Other topics include popular culture in South Asia such as visual art, music, dance, film and literature. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 2123. China Today.3 Credit Hours.

China has the largest population in the world, the largest standing army, and a GDP of over $7 trillion. The long-term economic development of every country depends on China, and China's rapid modernization is changing the face of global politics and culture. In this course, students will be exposed to the diversity and complexity of modern China. They will think creatively about the problems and opportunities facing China today; they will examine China from multidisciplinary perspectives; and they will learn to develop critical and analytical arguments. (F,Sp)

IAS 2413. Islam.3 Credit Hours.

Survey of Islamic history and theology in the Near East, North Africa, and Asia from the advent of the prophet to the modern period. (Irreg.) [IV-NW] .

IAS 2603. Governments Around the World.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with P SC 2603) Prerequisite: Political Science 1113. Gateway course in political science and international and area studies. Provides an introduction to the varieties of politics and governmental systems around the world. Students will develop skills in comparative analysis to understand why countries have distinct types of government. (F) [IV-WC] .

IAS 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

IAS 3000. Special Topics in International and Area Studies.1-4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics are courses of variable credit that examine international or global issues. (Irreg.)

IAS 3003. Topics in International and Area Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 15 hours. A maximum of 12 hours may be applied to the major. An examination of several selected topics in international and area studies. (Irreg.)

IAS 3013. International Law.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines international law. Broad issues include the different sources of international law, the relationship between international law and states, individuals and other international actors, the content of international law as it pertains to different issues areas, and how these bodies of law generally affect international relations. (Irreg.) [IV-WC] .

IAS 3023. Genocide.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Addresses the historical, legal, and political facets of the concept of genocide. Acquaints the student with the problem of large-scale killings in human history, the political developments that culminated in the genocides convention of 1948, the international-legal nuances of genocide, and recent instances of genocide. Special emphasis in this course is placed on the United States' response to genocide. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 3033. International Human Rights.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the increasingly complex body of substantive law and political practices related to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in international law and politics. Explores major international and regional systems of enforcement, and the growing role of human rights in domestic politics and international relations. (Irreg.)

IAS 3043. Global Security.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines some of the major security challenges confronting the United States and the international community in the 21st century, and how these challenges differ from our expectations of conflict -- major, minor, inter-state, and intra-state -- in recent decades. (Irreg.) [IV-WC] .

IAS 3053. Globalization: The Politics of Global Governance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Introduces students to the actors, institutions and processes by which international cooperation and coordination are created and maintained. The first part introduces students to key concepts, puts global governance into historical context, and provides a brief introduction to International Relations theories that will serve as analytical foundations. The second part of the course explores several major themes in the study of global governance: power, authority and legitimacy; institutions; intentionality and design; centralization versus subsidiarity; and the appropriate roles for both public and private actors. The third part of the course applies theoretical and thematic knowledge to specific areas of global governance including humanitarian intervention, Internet governance, the global economy, the environment, public health and poverty/inequality. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 3063. Politics of Developing Countries.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite; junior standing or permission of instructor. Analyzes political development, political institutions and political culture in low and middle income countries, with a particular emphasis on democratization and regime change. (Irreg.) [IV-WC] .

IAS 3073. Global Economic Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite; junior standing or permission of instructor and Economics 1113 or Economics 1123. Examines relations among states from the perspective of economic competition and cooperation. Explores political conflicts that have risen over trade, capital flows, and other international economic exchanges. The primary focus is on the role of states and international organizations in shaping the global economy. (Irreg.) [III-SS] .

IAS 3083. International Activism.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the role that nongovernmental actors play in international relations as they work independently and in concert to advocate for various transnational causes. Specifically, explores the concept of transnational advocacy and the ways in which individual and group activists affect change around the world. (Irreg.) [IV-WC] .

IAS 3103. Activism, Art & Leadership.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission. This course is taught on-site in Arezzo, Italy, and is for President's Leadership Class students only. This course examines the leadership role that governmental actors and individual activists play in international relations and various other sectors as they work independently and collectively to advocate for certain local, regional, national and transnational causes. Specifically, the class explores the concept of international advocacy and the ways in which individual and group activists frame and promote issues of concern in an effort to affect change around the world. The goal of this course is to raise our awareness about and enhance our understanding of the multitude of actors - from individual political leaders, to nongovernmental organizations, to artists - that work to address issues of concern. (Irreg).

IAS 3143. Chinese Politics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Chinese politics. Examines China's revolutionary heritage, state-market-society relations in China today, and explores China's new nationalism and prospects for democratization. (Irreg.) [IV-NW] .

IAS 3153. Chinese Foreign Policy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign policy. Examines several key issues and concepts, including China's external relations prior to "Liberation" in 1949, international relations theory, the history of the PRC's foreign relations, and vital foreign policy issues confronting China in the 21st century. (Irreg.)

IAS 3173. Rural Life in Modern China.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines changes over the 20th century in economics, politics, work patterns, social structure, culture and gender norms, and family life in China's hinterland. It also explores key rural issues causing instability in China today including corruption, pollution, health care, education, family and gender dynamics, rural-urban relations, and internal migration. (Irreg.)

IAS 3193. Environment and Disease Crises in China.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores the intertwined relationship of environment, agriculture, economic development, pollution, disease, patriotism, domestic security, and international conflict in China and how it deals with environmental issues and disease crises -- two key problems within the country. Of particular concern are China's devastating water shortage that threatens to leave much of northern China without water in the next twenty years, major epidemics such as SARS and AIDS, and China's aging, rural population lacking health care. (Irreg.)

IAS 3203. The Middle East Since World War I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines major religions and ethnic groups of the Middle East; also explores how the largest ethnic groups have decided to define their national identities: Arabs, Jews, Turks, Iranians and Kurds. Topics include the Arab-Israeli conflict and possibilities of peace, and the Gulf regions where Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq have fought for supremacy and control of oil and the Gulf. [IV-NW].

IAS 3213. European Union, Nato, and European Security.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. This course explores changes in security and foreign policy issues in eastern Europe. Specifically, it examines the enlargement of the European Union, expansion of NATO and the development of the European security and defense policy. (Irreg.)

IAS 3223. Modern Iran: Islam, Politics, and the State, 1500 to the Present.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Surveys the history of Iran from the 16th century to the present. Topics include the rise of the Safavid dynasty in the sixteenth century, the establishment of Shi'ism, reform in the nineteenth century, great power politics, Western cultural and intellectual influence, nationalism, the Islamic revolution of 1979, and Iran since the revolution. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3233. Nationalism and the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Survey of the history of the Middle East from 1800 to the present with an emphasis on the emergence of the nationalism as a new form of political identity in the region. Analyzes the origins of this form of politics in the region as a result of transformations rooted in the nineteenth century, its rise to dominance as a form of politics and ideology during the twentieth century, as well as countervailing trends that today challenge its continued dominance. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3243. Contemporary Europe.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Assesses how expansion of the European Union has changed the way European governments handle public policy challenges, and examines how these changes have altered European cultures, economies, policies and societies. Focuses on themes such as the multi-cultural challenges of European immigration, how migration among European countries fosters a common European identity, how economic integration has created a common marketplace of goods, services and ideas, and what has happened to the Transatlantic relationships between Europe and the US. (Irreg.)

IAS 3253. Africa in the World Economy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course focuses on economic policies and outcomes in African countries with a special attention to how they affect the rest of the world. Discussions include Africa's contribution to the global economy, current economic opportunities and challenges as well as socio-economic situations in African countries and what the perspectives are for the future. (Irreg.)

IAS 3263. The Economic Lives of the Poor and Rural Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. The goal of this course is to understand the lives of the poor around the world and explore some of the potential solutions to addressing global poverty and rural development. Topics of discussion include the constraints that the poor face in their daily decision making process, how the poor organize their socio-economic lives, and why the poor are more likely to have more children. Different approaches to addressing poverty around the world will be examined. (Irreg.)

IAS 3273. The European Union.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Is EU an economic superpower? Can the EU reach the objective of rivaling the U.S. diplomatically shared by many political leaders in Europe? This course will help students understand contemporary debates about the nature of the European Union, its place in the world, and its current economic and political challenges. Topics of discussion includes the historical development of the EU, the institutions of the EU and how they function, the emergence of the single European market and the project of economic and monetary union that culminated in the introduction of the euro. The course also examines the global engagement of the EU, including EU-US relations; the role of the EU in the global economy; EU relations with China; the global diplomatic role of the EU; the relationships between the EU and its neighboring countries in the Balkans and Eastern Europe; and the EU as a provider of development and humanitarian aid. (Irreg.)

IAS 3283. Culture, Power, and Global Environment.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Under the broad theme of human-environment interactions, this course has two main foci. First, it surveys some of the diverse ways in which human populations adapt to, understand, and transform their environments. Second, it explores how social and cultural differences within and among human populations complicate efforts to address the myriad environmental problems we face - from neighborhoods struggling with contaminated soil, to ecosystem restoration and wildlife management on a regional scale, to transnational climate-change mitigation efforts. Though readings and guiding principles will come primarily from the fields of environmental anthropology and political ecology, conversations and assignments will emphasize policy applications and will be open to perspectives from other disciplines. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3293. Women, Gender, and Family in Contemporary Europe.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores the ways in which some of the major events of the twentieth century have shaped the lives of women and families in Europe, and the ways in which both individual women and women's movements have shaped contemporary European history and policy today. Topics of discussion also include contemporary issues, such as family policy; reproductive rights; labor policy; gender and immigration; women's political representation, and sexual equality within the EU. (Irreg.)

IAS 3303. Mexican Economic Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Is Mexico a failing narco-state or a fast growing, tiger economy? Or is the reality somewhere in between? After some tough times in the 1980s and 90s, Mexico has emerged as one of the economic leaders of the region. Where does it stand among other emerging markets and what are its prospects for the future? In this course we will study the modern Mexican economy, the unique elements of development in a one-party, authoritarian regime, the challenges the country faced in getting to this point, and some of the challenges that remain. (Irreg.)

IAS 3313. Latin American International Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines international relations of Latin America in an interdisciplinary fashion. International relations is broadly defined in this course, and includes economic and cultural aspects as well. (Irreg.) [IV-WC] .

IAS 3323. The Political Economy of Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the relationship between politics and economics in less developed countries. Reviews the history of economic theories of development and also examines the economic effects of inward looking trade policies and political stability in Latin America and India, as well as the political economy of recent reforms in both areas. (Irreg.) [IV-NWC] .

IAS 3333. North American Free Trade Agreement.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). After first exploring the nature of international law generally and the economic basis of free trade, it also reviews the history and legal framework of NAFTA. Other topics include NAFTA's main obligations, structure and its coverage with respect to trade in goods, services, investment and intellectual property, dispute settlement mechanisms and the impact of NAFTA on selected industries. (Irreg.)

IAS 3343. Chinese Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with PHIL 3343) Prerequisite: six hours of philosophy or junior standing. Survey and analysis of the major texts and schools of philosophy in China, from the ancient world to the contemporary era. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3353. Modern Brazil.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Introduction to contemporary Brazilian history and culture. A broad overview of Brazil's colonial history and emergence as a modern nation, and an exploration of the country's incredible cultural and regional diversity, as well as some of the challenges it currently faces. Course material includes exploration of indigenous realities, the rural landless movement, poverty and crime, gender, family, race, contemporary religion, and popular culture-- samba, carnival, hip-hop and Brazilian funk music. (Irreg.)

IAS 3363. Comparative Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with PHIL 3363) Prerequisite: six hours of philosophy or junior standing. A study of topics of significant philosophical interest that includes study and analysis of both western and non-western philosophical sources. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 3383. The United Nations & World Politics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. The focus of this course will be on understanding the roles played by the UN and related inter-governmental organizations in world politics pertaining to four broad issue areas: international peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, the global environment, and global trade and development. (Irreg)[IV-WC].

IAS 3393. Iranian Society through Cinema.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course attempts to understand Iranian society and culture through the lens of Iran's post-revolutionary cinema. In moving beyond stereotypical images presented by mass media, modern Iranian cinema provides a medium to study issues such as religion, gender, class, and politics of Iran today. (Irreg).[IV-NW].

IAS 3403. US-Iranian Relations: History, Politics, and the Road to Confrontation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the history of US-Iranian relations from the earliest contact in the nineteenth century to the present. Issues to be examined include: the history American missionaries in Iran and their contribution to the history of Iranian education, the literary discovery of Persian literature by Americans, political and economic relations in the early twentieth century, the Cold War and the overthrow of Mohammad Mossadeq, the U.S. relationship with the Shah, the Islamic revolution and the hostage crisis of 1979-1981, and the recent political history of US relations with the Islamic Republic. Emphasis will be placed on the long-term evolution of this relationship from friendship and cooperation to political conflict and diplomatic impasse. (Irreg.)

IAS 3413. Iran & Islam to 1800: History, Culture, and Society in the Pre-Modern Period.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Surveys the role of Iran within Middle Eastern history, culture, and society from antiquity to the eve of the modern period. Topics include: Iranian empires in the ancient period, the history and religious thought of Zoroastrianism, the advent of Islam and the Arab conquest of Iran; the contribution of Iranian culture to the formation of Islamic thought; the emergence of a Persian literary tradition within Islamic culture; the emergence of the Turko-Persian Safavid state in the sixteenth century and the formation of a Shi'ite-Iranian culture; and the beginning of European influence at the end of the 18th century. (Irreg).

IAS 3433. International Relations in the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. This course examines the major wars of the region beginning with the First World War and ending with the US invasion of Iraq. The course covers the Arab-Israeli conflict, the cold war, and the contest for control of the Persian gulf and oil markets. It also investigates the role of the great powers as well as the major Middle Eastern states in shaping international relations in the region over the past century. (Irreg.) [IV-NW] .

IAS 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 3443. Political Islam.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the Muslim brotherhood since its founding in 1928, its radicalization under Sayyid Qutb, and the many groups that look to it for inspiration. Covers Al-Qaida, Hizbullah, and Hamas, the tensions between Shiites and Sunnis, and how some Middle Eastern countries have dealt with the growth of radical Islamic groups. (Irreg.) [IV-NW] .

IAS 3463. Arab Culture and Society through Modern Fiction.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MLLL 3463) Prerequisite: junior standing. Introduces a broad range of themes and issues of modern Arabic culture and society, such as religion, family, gender, identity, emigration, colonialism, resistance, nationalism, freedom of expression, corruption, and war. (Irreg.)[IV-NWC].

IAS 3473. The Arab-Israeli Conflict.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. A survey of the history of the conflict around Eretz Israel/Palestine, with the aim of providing a better understanding of its roots and recent developments. The land which for Jews in ancestral Eretz Israel and for the Arabs is Palestine has been the center of one of the modern world's longest and most intricate disputes. The course also looks at both sides of the conflict at various moments throughout its history and will present two very different historical narratives: the Israeli/Jewish and the Palestinian/Arab. (Irreg.)

IAS 3493. Iran Since 1979: Politics and Society in the Islamic Republic.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. An examination of Iranian politics and society since the 1979 revolution. An examination of the revolutionary upheaval of 1978-79, the ideological character of the Islamic revolution, the eight years of war with Iraq, economic and social changes, recent cultural, intellectual, and artistic developments, the Green Movement and the disputed presidential election of 2009, and contemporary prospects for Iranian democracy. Not intended as an introduction to Iranian or Middle Eastern history or politics; some previous Middle Eastern Studies coursework is recommended. (Irreg.)

IAS 3503. The United States and the Middle East: 1945-Present.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. This course is an introduction to the historical and contemporary relationship between the United States and the Middle East from the nineteenth century until the present, with a concentration on the period since 1945. The course will focus on the political and economic aspects of US-Middle East relations but will also consider the cultural and social dimensions of this interaction. At the end of the course students should have a basic historical knowledge of some of the major events in the Middle East over the last sixty years and how they have impacted US foreign policy. Topics include the domestic politics of the Middle East; wars, social movements, and revolution in the Middle East; Oil and US foreign policy; the US relationship with Iran from the 1950s to the present; Afghanistan (1979-present); Iraq (1989-present); reasons behind the 9/11 attack; definitions of terrorism; terrorist networks; and US national security. (Irreg.)

IAS 3513. Twentieth Century India.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. How India moved from being a part of the British Empire to an independent country, a country most observers consider to be vital to the next century. How India defined itself as a nation and how its citizens defined their role in India, specifically subjects like nationalism and colonialism, gender and sexuality, caste and class, and religious conflicts to understand India's complex imagination of itself. (Irreg.)[IV-NWC].

IAS 3523. Women and Gender in South Asia.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Considers the way women and gender have been thought, from the 19th century articulation of "The Women's Question" and Women's Reform to the present day rethinking of state based rights strategies and normative gender constructions in the Indian Subcontinent. Scholarly articles, primary sources, fiction, and film interrogate questions about women's place in society, women and the state, gendering work, and women's lives in South Asia. (Irreg.)

IAS 3543. Colonialism in the Modern World.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores the ways that colonial domination affected colonized countries during colonial rule, as well as its lingering effects. Focus is on the mechanisms of colonial knowledge, domination, rationalizations, and effects; reactions to colonialism by colonial subjects during the fight for independence and after; as well as the ways that the world has attempted to come to terms with a colonial past. (Irreg.)

IAS 3553. Violence and Culture in the Developing World.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the cultural practice of violence in the 'developing world' from an anthropological perspective. Begins with a discussion of warfare and aggression on the part of colonial powers and the modern state, and subsequently covers the 'everyday violence' of inequality and poverty, as well as individual and collective acts of physical violence, and the ways in which violence is 'witnessed' and memorialized in different cultural contexts. (Irreg.)

IAS 3563. International Politics of South Asia.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the historical and geopolitical context for understanding South Asia's international relations followed by a focus on the international setting of the Cold War and its aftermath. Also, explores contemporary issues impacting international politics in South Asia such as nuclear proliferation, religious extremism, the politics of energy and natural resources, globalization and economic reform. (Irreg.)[IV-NW].

IAS 3573. Religious Conflict in Asia.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines some of the major religions in Asia including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Daoism, and folk religions. Also explores how these religions disseminated and transformed as they traveled across Asia and how they acted as a force for political change. The course concludes with the examination of a number of current case studies of ethno-religious discord including conflicts in China, Burma, India, and Bangladesh. While the focus is on religion, also discussed is how religion is often exploited as a marker for disputes stemming from ethnic, economic, political, strategic, and nationalist causes. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3583. Managing US-China Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides a comprehensive and systematic assessment of a critical but complex, challenging bilateral relationship between a rising power aiming to return to its historical prestige and a currently dominant power searching to augment its over-stretched power resources. It begins with an in-depth examination of the historical context of how the two countries have engaged with each other at the global, regional, and bilateral levels primarily since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. (Irreg.)[IV-NW].

IAS 3593. Introduction to Southeast Asia.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course will offer an introductory survey of Southeast Asia. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the region's peoples, their histories, and some of the issues they face today. Students will also reflect on how the region has interacted with the West economically, politically, and culturally. The first unit will offer a brief historical survey, with discussions of precolonial societies, colonial empires, World War II, decolonization, and the Vietnam War. Attention will then turn to a series of contemporary issues, from the experiences of migrants from Southeast Asia, to the challenges of regional integration and democratization, to environmental politics, to cinema. (Irreg).

IAS 3603. Energy, Environment & Climate Change in China.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines how China confronts the challenges of energy security, environmental pollution, and climate change. It explores not only how the country addresses each of the three challenges individually, but also identifies areas where policy coordination can be enhanced so as to promote a holistic approach to three interconnected challenges simultaneously. (Irreg.)[IV-NW].

IAS 3633. Global Economic Crisis.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the ways in which domestic political and economic systems adjust to global or regional economic crises. Topics of discussion include the Great Depression, the establishment and collapse of the postwar global economic order, two oil crises, the debt crisis in Latin American, and the East Asian financial crisis. Also includes debates on globalization, welfare states, and the ongoing global financial crisis. (Irreg.)

IAS 3643. Illicit Trafficking.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on some of today's most troubling security issues - the persistent and growing problems associated with the trafficking and smuggling of drugs, money, humans, guns, and commodities of all sorts. Closely examines the issue of trafficking in a global context, providing case studies of trafficking in women, illegal workers, drugs, weapons, and even butterflies. Includes case studies and examples of illicit trafficking and the local, national and global consequences. (Irreg.)

IAS 3653. Energy, Climate, and Security.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines how states pursue and protect energy security. It provides an analytical framework of energy security and detailed case studies of the constant quest for energy security by states around the world. Climate and energy security have increasingly become two prominent issues of global governance in the 21st century assuming the characteristics of global public goods and requiring global collective action. The course examines challenges and prospects of global energy governance. (Irreg.)

IAS 3663. Comparative Politics of the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Introduction to comparative politics approaches to Middle East politics. Students will become familiar with the major concepts and theories involved in the study of Middle Eastern politics. Topics and themes to be discussed in class include: states and state formation in the Middle East; the persistence and dynamics of authoritarianism in the region; political liberalization and democratization; civil society; nationalism and identity; oil and theories of the rentier state; Islamist politics, and the Arabic Uprisings or "revolutions". (Irreg.)

IAS 3673. Egyptian Politics & Society.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines Egyptian politics and society from the birth of the first Egyptian republic in 1952, through the January 2011 uprising and subsequent political developments. It attempts to understand the dynamics of different Egyptian political regimes. The course examines the major actors and major issues in Egyptian politics, including the character and identity of the nation; the relationship between religion and state; economic orientation and economic policies; external relations and foreign affairs, and questions about authoritarianism and struggles for democracy. (Irreg.)

IAS 3683. Poverty and Inequality in the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. An introduction to poverty and inequality in the Middle East which will give students an overview of how poverty has been defined, represented and contested in international development discourse. The course will examine causes of economic underdevelopment, inequality and poverty, including regional politics, urbanization and the Middle East's legacy of colonialism. (Irreg.)

IAS 3693. Military, State & Society.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course is concerned with some of the key problems and puzzles of civil-military relations such as military intervention in politics and the role militaries play in social revolutions. This course will examine different political contexts across the world, including the U.S., Europe, Latin America, China/Asia, Africa and the Middle East. (Irreg.)

IAS 3703. South Asian Security.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores the strengths and limits of international relations theories by applying theories to an array of South Asian regional issues in both historical and contemporary contexts. These issues include territorial conflict, domestic politics and war, civil wars, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and regional cooperation in trade and security. (Irreg.)

IAS 3713. Race & Immigration in Europe.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores how questions of race have shaped European society and politics, as well as the ways that immigration has created the multi-cultural Europe that we know today. Topics of discussion include the origins of immigration policy in interwar Europe; anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; immigration and imperialism; post-colonial immigration from Africa and Asia; the place of Islam in European society, and the emergence of anti-immigration political movements on the extreme right. (Irreg.)

IAS 3723. Sexuality & Identity in the Islamic World.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course explores expressions of sexuality and sexual identity across a broad range of time and throughout a variety of Muslim-majority regions in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3733. Public Health in Africa.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Explores how questions of health have shaped the African content from the period of European colonization in the early twentieth century to today. Topics of discussion include the development of colonial public health infrastructure; the emergence of international health and development institutions, and the continuing challenges that independent states in Africa today face dealing with both epidemic disease and preventative care. (Irreg.)

IAS 3742. Model UN.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the institutions and activities of the United Nations. Issues of current interest in the UN will also be discussed. Students will acquire skills to not only prepare them to participate in a Model United Nations conference, but also prepare them to develop, implement and manage such a conference. (Irreg.)

IAS 3743. The Politics of the International System.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course introduces students to the international system. This interconnected set of institutions establishes the rules of the game for world politics, and shapes world order. The course takes a hands-on approach, providing students the chance to study historical variants of international systems, as well as the opportunity to study the origins and evolution of the current international system. (Irreg.)

IAS 3753. Youth Culture in Contemporary Iran.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course seeks to better understand strategies that Iran's third generation is deploying in order to navigate Iran's maze of structural constraints and opportunities. This course will also serve as an introduction to Iran's post-Revolution history, and examine how Iran's youngest citizens have engaged in this history. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3763. Women and Gender in the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. An introduction to the study of women and gender in the contemporary Middle East. This course examines how depictions of Muslim, Middle Eastern women and debates surrounding gender have shaped and been shaped by wider local and global forces over time. Topics include current debates on women and gender in the Middle East and in Islam; the rise of women's movements in the region; and ways in which Muslim women of varying backgrounds conceptualize themselves and their position in the Middle East. (Irreg.)[IV-NW].

IAS 3773. State & Society in Pakistan.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Examine the history, politics, and important social issues of Pakistan. Drawing on materials from a variety of social science disciplines, topics of discussion will include: nation-state building, ethnic conflict, political Islam, terrorism, civil-military relations, democratization, civil society, and gender politics. (Irreg) [IV-NW].

IAS 3783. US-Arab Cultural Encounters.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. In this course, students will gain insight into complex Arab thoughts and perspectives of the United States with respect to issues such as the American dream, globalization, identity politics, cultural imperialism, democracy, human rights, and power dynamics. (Irreg.)[IV-NW].

IAS 3793. African Politics & Society.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course introduces students to the politics, history and social processes of sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the precolonial, colonial and postcolonial history of the continent. Other topics of discussion include contemporary issues, such as identity, customary authority, economics, violence, civil war, elections, democracy and authoritarianism. (Irreg.) [IV-NW].

IAS 3803. International Cooperation & Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course examines the fundamental idea of mobilizing global resources with the purpose of changing the realities of those countries that have been considered impoverished or less developed. The course opens the debate on what development means and what it has meant historically and in theory. It also presents the myriad of actors that participate in the international aid industry. (Irreg.)

IAS 3810. Journey to Africa.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and completion of ENGL 1213, or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Journey to Africa is a summer study abroad program designed for OU students. Students will travel with an OU faculty member and other OU students throughout an African country or region, and learn about various cultural, historical, political, social, economic or linguistic issues relevant for an understanding of one or more African countries. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English. (Su)

IAS 3813. Development Practice.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course examines the knowledge and skills required by individuals who work for international organizations, bilateral agencies, private foundations, or non-governmental organizations in the field of international development. Participants will familiarize themselves with the mission of those development actors, as well as with their main documents, procedures and working methods. (Irreg.)

IAS 3823. Technology & War.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course discusses the relationship between technology and war, the context in which different weapons develop, and how different war strategies have changed international politics. The development and effects of weapons including gunpowder, tanks, submarines, nuclear weapons, and drones is also considered. (Irreg.)

IAS 3833. Democratic Decline in Global Perspective.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. This course examines the theory and practice of how liberal democracies develop, live, and die. (Irreg.)

IAS 3843. Latin American Independence 1750-1880.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with HIST 3843) Prerequisite: HIST 2613, HIST 2623; junior standing, or permission of instructor. Covers history of Latin America from the crisis and dissolution of the Iberian empires through the consolidation of independent republics, a period bridging the colonial and modern periods in the region's history. (Irreg.)

IAS 3910. International Studies Internship.2-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 45 completed hours and a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA. May be repeated; Maximum credit six hours. This course allows students to receive academic credit for internship work with an internationally oriented public or private organization. The award of academic credit for the internship requires an element of reflection, research, and writing about the work undertaken. This academic component can strongly enhance what is gained from the internship opportunity and improve a student's ability to articulate knowledgeably the requirements, benefits and lessons of work in the public or non-profit sector. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 3920. Journey to Italy.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and completion of ENGL 1213, or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Journey to Italy is a program designed for OU students in collaboration with the University of Siena, an OU partner university in Arezzo. Students will travel with an OU faculty member and other OU students throughout Italy, and learn about various cultural, historical, political, social, economic or linguistic issues relevant for an understanding of contemporary Italy. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English. (Su)

IAS 3930. Journey to China.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and completion of ENGL 1213, or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Journey to China is a summer study abroad program designed for OU students, who will be hosted by OU partner universities in cities across China. Students will travel with an OU faculty member and other OU students throughout China, and learn about various cultural, historical, political, social, economic or linguistic issues relevant for an understanding of contemporary China. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English. (Su)

IAS 3940. Journey to Latin America.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and completion of ENGL 1213, or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Journey to Latin America is a summer study abroad program designed for OU students. Students will travel with an OU faculty member and other OU students throughout a Latin American country or region, and learn about various cultural, historical, political, social, economic or linguistic issues relevant for an understanding of one or more Latin American countries. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English. (Su)[IV-NW].

IAS 3950. Journey to Turkey.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours: Prerequisite: sophomore standing and completion of ENGL 1213, or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Journey to Turkey is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout the country of Turkey. Experimental activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Journey to Turkey participants a broad introduction to the historical context and contemporary issues facing Turkey and the Middle Eastern region today. All accepted applicants will receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English. (Irreg.)

IAS 3960. Honors Reading.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program, permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study in international and area studies for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Will consist of topics not usually presented in regular courses. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 3970. Honors Seminar.3-6 Credit Hours.

3 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated once with change of content. Small group seminar on topics not covered by normal coursework. Restricted to students in the Honors Program. (Irreg.)

IAS 3980. Honors Research.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program, permission of instructor and junior standing . May be repeated once with change of content. Provide international and area studies students an opportunity to work on an international research project. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 3990. Independent Study.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 4013. Senior Capstone Seminar in International and Area Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: international and area studies major, senior standing, and permission of the department. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 6 hours. Devoted to analysis, research, writing, and synthesizing on one of several selected interdisciplinary topics in international and area studies. (F, Sp) [V].

IAS 4343. Early Chinese Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5343, Crosslisted with PHIL 4343) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Survey of pre-Qin Chinese philosophy, including the major texts and figures of Confucianism, Daoism, and other notable schools. No student may earn credit for both 4343 and 5343. (Irreg.)

IAS 4513. Intellectuals & Artists in Modern Latin America.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with HIST 4513) Prerequisites: History 2613 or 2623 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines both the history of ideas in modern Latin America as well as the history of intellectuals as a social group. We will consider intellectuals in the process of independence and the consolidation of nation states, the role of "race" in Latin American thought, and the relationship between European and Latin American thought. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 4523. Latin American Left.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with HIST 4523) Prerequisite: History 2613 or 2623 or junior standing or permission of instructor. This course examines the shifting political tactics and theoretical positions of a variety of leftist movements in Latin America since the early 20th century. We will exam leftist thought on the nature of Latin American development, approaches to commercial culture, and labor organizing, among other topics. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 4533. Populism in 20th-Century South America.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with HIST 4533) Prerequisites: History 2613 or 2623 or junior standing or permission of instructor. This course will examine the phenomenon of Latin American "populism," a set of political movements that held a central place in 20th century Latin American history. We will focus on three cases as they relate to the broader economic and social processes in the region as a whole: Brazil; Argentina; and Chile. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 4543. Latin America in the Age of the Cuban Revolution.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with HIST 4543) Prerequisites: History 2613 or 2623 or junior standing or permission of instructor. This course is an in-depth examination of Latin American history of the period 1955-1973. We cover changes in politics, economics, literature, film, music, and theology in what many Latin Americans called the "revolutionary process" of the period. (Irreg.) [IV-WC].

IAS 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

IAS 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

IAS 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

IAS 5003. U.S. Foreign Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines current events and the historical and economic aspects of American foreign policy. Gives students an understanding of the main theories, actors, and debates in the field. (Irreg.)

IAS 5013. International Law.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines different sources of international law; the relationship between international law and states, individuals and other international actors; the content of international law as it pertains to different issue areas (e.g. the use of force, human rights, the environment); and how these bodies of law affect international relations more generally. (Irreg.)

IAS 5033. International Human Rights.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Provides a historical and theoretical overview of the idea of human rights and also examines how human rights operate in both international law and international relations. Topics include the historical and philosophical foundations of human rights, their codification in contemporary international law, and the interaction between human rights considerations and state (primarily U.S.) foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. (Irreg.)

IAS 5043. Global Security.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines some of the major theoretical and practical approaches to the study of global security, and focuses on the causes of war, the impact of various actors, technologies, resources and other transnational problems on violent conflict, and the different approaches to and dimensions of security solutions. (Irreg.)

IAS 5053. Global History.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Defines global history not only as the history of globalization or the history of state-to-state relations, but also more broadly as the evolution of events, forces, ideas, and processes that were common to several areas of the globe and that led to the shaping of the modern world. Considers a wide range of ways of being global through the centuries. (Irreg.)

IAS 5113. Field Seminar in International Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines practical issues of contemporary global affairs. Course topics include the practice of dipomacy as a profession, the role of transnational institutions such as the United Nations, the international role of NGO's as well as career opportunities in international affairs. (Irreg.)

IAS 5123. African Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is designed for the MA in International Relations degree through OU's Advanced Programs. The course covers peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations in Africa. These missions combine the efforts of governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental actors. The class will examine nation building, stabilization, reconstruction, and transition across the spectrum of peace operations with emphasis on peacekeeping and peace enforcement. (Irreg)

IAS 5153. Chinese Foreign Policy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines key issues and concepts, introduces a number of key international relations theories and conceptual lenses relevant to the study of China, and explores Chinese foreign policy in practice. (Irreg.)

IAS 5213. Politics of the European Union.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines the historical process of European integration. Topics include the structure of the EU institution, the process of law making in the EU, the international role of the EU, the trans-Atlantic relationship. (F)

IAS 5323. The Political Economy of Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Studies the relationship between politics and economics in less developed countries. Reviews the history of economic theories of development and examines the economic effects of different trade strategies in Latin America, India, and East Asia. (Irreg.)

IAS 5343. Early Chinese Philosophy.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4343, Crosslisted with PHIL 5343) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Survey of pre-Qin Chinese philosophy, including the major texts and figures of Confucianism, Daoism, and other notable schools. No student may earn credit for both 4343 and 5343. (Irreg.)

IAS 5353. Latin American International Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Surveys the hemisphere's international relations with emphasis on U.S.-Latin American relations. Focuses on post-Cold War issues in hemispheric affairs, and gives students a skill set appropriate for internationally related careers. (Irreg.)

IAS 5363. Cultures of Latin America.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is designed to be taught in the MA in International Relations degree through OU's Advanced Programs. Students will develop the analytical skills necessary to better understand Latin America's rich cultural diversity and complexity. This introductory survey course uses a multidisciplinary approach to Latin America-its social, economic, political, religious, and cultural structures and practices. (Irreg.)

IAS 5383. Political Economy of the Underworld: Organized Crime and Conflict.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Organized crime is a global presence that fuels instability, corruption, and violent extremism. Many conflicts cannot be fully understood without assessing the presence of organized crime groups as agents of instability, arms trafficking, resource extraction, and informal governance. This class will cover the origins of organized crime, organized crime in post-Soviet conflict, organized crime and globalization, and interdisciplinary research methods. (Irreg.)

IAS 5433. International Relations in the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Surveys how the modern states of the region were constructed by the European powers and local authorities following the destruction of the Ottoman and Persian empires in WWI. Concentrates on two regional conflicts, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Gulf conflict, and discusses how policy could have been improved and what the U.S. should be doing in the Middle East today. (Irreg.)

IAS 5453. Politics and Policy of the Middle East.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on the historical issues of state formation and emergence of the modern Middle East; the contemporary question or persistent authoritarianism from social, economic, and political perspectives; and aspects of the U.S. involvement in the Middle East. (Irreg.)

IAS 5503. Theory and Practice of International Politics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite; graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on political relations among states, the role and function of non-state actors, the nature of the international system, factors that affect state behavior, analytical and practical tools relevant for foreign policy decision-making, and various policy relevant issues in the international arena. (Irreg.)

IAS 5523. Global Political Economy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines economic relations, cooperation, and competition among states and non-state actors. Students in this course can gain a familiarity with the principles of international trade and finance, understand the functions and power of international economic institutions and how these have evolved and changed, and understand different theories that have been offered to explain international political economy. (Irreg.)

IAS 5623. Inequality Around the World.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will derive coherence from a focus on economic inequality, specifically on the social and political consequences of economic inequality. Material will address such questions as: what is the scope of economic inequality in modern societies? Why does inequality matter? Do societies necessarily become more unequal as they grow more prosperous? Might inequality at some level harm economic growth? (Irreg)

IAS 5693. Political Economy of China.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Explores debates over the political economy of China. Examines theories of institutional change and economic performance, state capacity and political development, rent-seeking and corruption, and class formation and collective action. How do China's reforms over the past three decades confirm or challenge the assumptions and propositions central to these established social science theories? How have recent studies of political economy in China advanced our understanding of these theories or suggested new approaches to the study of comparative political economy? These and other core questions will be covered including topics such as popular protest, global capitalism, corruption, and the nature of one-party rule in China. (Irreg.)

IAS 5703. International Studies Colloquium.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This class will introduce the broad, multi-disciplinary field of International Studies. Students will practice analytical writing, reading, and public speaking, and become familiar with IAS faculty members and their areas of expertise. The culminating assignment will require each student to present the work they completed to members of the IAS faculty and graduate program. (F)

IAS 5713. Policy Analysis and Writing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will prepare students for policy-oriented careers. Students will develop an understanding of the policy value chain, from policy making to policy implementation and from diffusion to evaluation, and how associated feedback loops shape the policy trajectories. Building on an understanding of the policy cycle, it will give students an opportunity to engage in policy analysis. (Irreg.)

IAS 5723. Global Policy Workshop.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course serves as a culminating experience for the MAIS program. It is intended for students to integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained in their program and to apply them in a practical and/or experiential manner to contemporary global policy issues. The applied component will typically involve an extended simulation exercise or a project for a real-world organization. (Sp)

IAS 5793. Graduate Studies in International Relations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Designed to provide students with a foundation for success in coursework for the MA degree in International Relations. The course begins with a focus on effective analytical writing in the field of international relations. The remaining sections of the course concentrate on essential building blocks in the field of international relations, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between domestic and international levels of explanation of international phenomena, from treaties/international agreements to economic sanctions to war. (Irreg)

IAS 5803. Global Affairs Practicum.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course satisfies the practicum requirement for the MA degree in Global Affairs. All students are expected to engage in a research project resulting in a written document that examines, analyzes and critiques a specific government or international policy. The paper should ultimately propose specific policy recommendations that are intended to be an improvement upon the current policy. The project may be conducted under the auspices of the Diplomacy Lab. The projects are intended to contribute to the policymaking process by offering relevant research on topics of interest to the US State Department. (Irreg)

IAS 5810. Field Studies in Africa.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. The Field Studies in Africa course is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout one or more countries in Africa. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English, but some foreign language training may be included in the program. Experiential activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Field Studies in Africa participants a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and contemporary issues facing the countries of study and the African continent today. All accepted applicants receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. (Su)

IAS 5820. Field Studies in Italy.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. The Field Studies in Italy course is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout the country of Italy. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English, but some foreign language training may be included in the program. Experiential activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Field Studies in Italy participants a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and contemporary issues facing Italy and the continent of Europe today. All accepted applicants receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. (Su)

IAS 5830. Field Studies in China.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. The Field Studies in China course is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout the country of China. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English, but some foreign language training may be included in the program. Experiential activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Field Studies in China participants a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and contemporary issues facing China and the Asian region today. All accepted applicants receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. (Su)

IAS 5840. Field Studies in Latin America.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. The Field Studies in Latin America course is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout the one or more Latin American countries. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English, but some foreign language training may be included in the program. Experiential activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Field Studies in Latin America participants a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and contemporary issues facing Latin American countries and the entire region today. All accepted applicants receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. (Su)

IAS 5850. Field Studies in Turkey.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. The Field Studies in Turkey course is a summer program designed exclusively for OU students. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for up to one month throughout the country of Turkey. Academic instruction for this program takes place in English, but some foreign language training may be included in the program. Experiential activities, cultural events and lectures from host nationals add to expert OU faculty lectures to give Field Studies in Turkey participants a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and contemporary issues facing Turkey and the Middle Eastern region today. All accepted applicants receive a travel fellowship to offset the cost of international airfare. (Su)

IAS 5902. Global Political Turbulence.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This is one of three core courses in the MAGA program focused on aspects of global turbulence. The Global Political Turbulence course explores the sources, consequences and implications of turbulence in the international political system. It will examine political turbulence in a global context, as well as turbulent affairs in each region of the world. We will concentrate on the political turbulence that characterizes global affairs today and will highlight turbulent relations in each region of the world. (Irreg)

IAS 5912. Global Economic Turbulence.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This is one of three core courses in the MAGA program focused on aspects of global turbulence. This course explores sources of turbulence in the global economy and their consequences -- from the increasing global diffusion of economic power, to the volatility produced by free movement of large amounts of capital around the world. We will begin by examining shifts in the global distribution of economic power. We also will consider the 2008-9 global financial crisis, the aftermath of which continues to have dramatic consequences across governments and international organizations worldwide. (Irreg)

IAS 5913. International Studies Internship.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Students receive academic credit for internship work with an internationally oriented public or private organization. Internship credit requires an element of reflection, research, and writing about the work undertaken, and can strongly enhance what is gained from the internship opportunity and improve a student's ability to articulate knowledgeably the requirements, benefits and lessons of work in the public or non-profit sector. (Irreg.)

IAS 5922. Global Social Turbulence.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This is one of three core courses in the MAGA program focused on aspects of global turbulence. This course examines the layered causes and consequences of social turbulence around the world. It explores how peoples interact with each other and the world around them. Additionally, students will address how people react to societal and environmental changes. At the end of this course, students should have a firmer grasp on societal interaction and reaction along a number of important areas. (Irreg)

IAS 5923. International Studies Policy Exercise.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Policy exercise offers students the option of a Capstone project that demands the integration of skills developed in the MAIS program core. Each semester the faculty will develop a policy exercise based on a contemporary global problem. Students will be responsible for gathering extensive evidence and analyses bearing on the problem at hand from a variety of perspectives. (Irreg.)

IAS 5940. Topics in International Studies.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Analysis of one or several selected topics in international studies, international development, and/or international management. (Irreg.)

IAS 5950. Research Problems.2-5 Credit Hours.

2 to 5 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Directed research and writing on selected topics in international relations, international development, and international management. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed individual readings on selected topics in international relations; international development, and international management. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

IAS 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-6 Credit Hours.

2 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and admission to M.A. in International Relations. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Directed individual research and writing on master's thesis. Student must be admitted to the M.A. in International Relations program. (F, Sp, Su)

IAS 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed individual work on topics in international relations, international development, and/or international management. (F, Sp, Su)