PUB PLC 207: International Political Economy (4)
Examination of political, legal, and social institutions to show where the U.S. fits in among varieties of modern capitalism and business/government relations. Analysis of domestic policy options nations are pursuing in response to economic globalization, such as protectionism, mercantilism, and deregulation. Introduction to international coalitions being formed, including NAFTA, and to nongovernmental organizations created to deal with special problems such as global environmental crisis. Letter grading. Prof. Sanford Jacoby
PUB PLC M280B: Growth, Science and Technology(4)
(Formerly numbered M281.) (Same as Management M292B). Economic growth and change. Role of advances in science and technology, and actions of maximizing innovators and factors impinging on their behavior. How technological breakthroughs (or discontinuities) can form new industries or transform nature of and population of firms in existing industries. S/U or letter grading. Prof. Michael Darby
PUB PLC M242: Regional Development, Urbanization and Industrial Policy (4)
(same as UP M231).(Same as Urban Planning M231). Survey of regional development, with special reference to "new economic geography" and its relevance for formulation of local economic development policies. Letter grading. Prof. Allen J. Scott
PUB PLC C245: Critical Policy Issues and Problems in a Globalizing World (4)
Description not available.
PUB PLC CM250: Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy (4)
(same as UP M267). (Formerly numbered C250.) (Same as Urban Planning M267.) Survey of ways economics is used to define, analyze, and resolve problems of environmental management. Overview of analytical questions addressed by environmental economists which bear on public policies. Concurrently scheduled with course C115. Letter grading. Prof. J.R. De Shazo
PUB PLC C272: Crisis Decision Making in U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
In-depth look at theory and practice of U.S. foreign policy-making. Assessment of competing theories of international relations and application to specific case studies. Weekly role plays of foreign policymakers and final crisis simulation exercise. Concurrently scheduled with course C117. Letter grading. Prof. Amy Zegart
SOC WEL 290C: Introduction to International Health and Social Welfare Policy and Programs. (4)
Description not available.
URB PLN M236A: Theories of Regional Economic Development I (4)
Introduction to theories of location of economic activity, trade, and other forms of contact between regions, process of regional growth and decline, reasons for different levels of economic development, relations between more and less developed regions. Letter grading.
URB PLN M236B: Theories of Regional Economic Development II (4)
Application of theories of regional economic development, location, and trade learned in course M236A to contemporary process known as globalization. Examination of nature and effects of globalization on development, employment, and social structure, along with implications for policy. Letter grading.
URB PLN C266: Global Environment and Development (4)
Questions of population, resource use, Third World poverty, and the environment. Analysis of global economic restructuring and its connections to changing organization of production and resulting environmental impacts. Examination of emergent local and regional coalitions for self-reliance and sustainable development. Case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the U.S. Concurrently scheduled with course CM128. S/U or letter grading.
POL SCI 220: International Relations Theory (4)
Approaches to and central problems of international relations theory.
POL SCI 231A-B: International Political Economy I-II (4)
Interaction between international trade and investment and domestic political economics of both industrialized and industrializing societies.
POL SCI C239: International Relations (4)
May be concurrently scheduled with course C197B
POL SCI 256: External Sources of Domestic Politics (4)
Theoretical and historical studies of impact of war and trade on domestic cleavages, policy, and institutions.
EDUC 204B: Introduction to Comparative Education (4)
Examination of conceptual and methodological questions underlying comparative education. Particular attention to development of the field and to styles of social analysis which may be applied to comparative and cross-national studies in education.
EDUC 204E: International Efforts in Education
Designed for graduate students. Critical analysis of complex world of "development cooperation," with particular reference to bilateral and multilateral efforts in education.
ECON 287A: Economic Problems of Latin America
Economic Problems of Latin America. Economic history of Latin America. The great depression, import substitution and industrialization, inflation and growth, free market experiments, and economic integration.
ECON 287B: Economic Development in East Asia
Economic Development in East Asia. Recent economic history of East Asia, focusing on postwar development of Japan, Korea, and China. Emphasis on role of international investment and trade, especially with the U.S., in area's economic development.
GEOG 230: Political Ecology (4)
Designed for graduate students. Exploration of theoretical constructs and approaches to analyses of development and the environment associated with political ecology. Examination of relations between poverty, ecological degradation, and global restructuring. Case studies of changing production organization and ecology of land-use patterns within different and emergent economic and political contexts. S/U or letter grading.
GEOG 240: Advanced Political Geography:Geopolitics (4)
Intensive study of theories and principles of geopolitics. Selected regions used as examples of differing techniques of study in geopolitics. S/U or letter grading.
SOC 231: Race and Ethnicity: International Perspectives
Designed for graduate students. Role of race and ethnicity in political, economic, and social lives of nations other than the U.S., with emphasis on theoretical and methodological issues in comparative research.
COM HLTH SCI 200: Global Health Problems
Overview of health profile of the world in the 20th century. Global health problems and methods by which they have been dealt in context of the Alma Ata goal of "health for all by year 2000." Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 247: Population Change and Public Policy (4)
Examination of international population change, population-related policies, and public health implications of demographic processes. Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 258: Cooperative Interagency Management in Disasters (4)
Overview of interagency disaster management. How different agencies work together to respond to impact of disasters on public's health. Discussion of difficulties inherent in emergency management, as well as policy and program strategies. Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 294: Social and Behavioral Factors of AIDS/HIV: A Global Perspective (4)
Overview of social and behavioral factors which influence both transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS throughout the world. Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 43OA: International Health Agencies and Programs (4)
Description not available.
COM HLTH SCI 43OB: Advanced Issues in International Health (4)
In-depth focus on major health care issues confronting recipient less-developed countries and donors of technical and financial assistance. S/U or letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 434A: Maternal and Child Health in Developing Areas (4)
Description not available.
COM HLTH SCI 434B: Recent Developments in Maternal and Child Health in Disadvantaged Countries (4)
Analytic in-depth consideration of recent advances in the field of international maternal and child health, with special reference to developing countries. S/U or letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 441: Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation in International Health (4)
Theory, guidelines, and team exercise for planning community health/family planning projects in the U.S. and in developing countries. Phases include community needs identification; goal setting; budget and work plan development; funding; staffing; evaluation design; data and cost analysis; and project presentation. Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 445: Food and Nutrition Planning: Policies and programs in World Context (4)
Discussion of policies regarding improvement of food supplies and their global impact on health of disadvantaged families, including review of effect of many factors, with emphasis on need for multidisciplinary action, food and nutrition planning, and external assistance. S/U or letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 447: Health Issues and Social Context in the Middle East (4)
Current health issues and problems of countries in the Middle East and implications for socioeconomic development. Review of economic, demographic, and cultural variation of the region to provide background for discussion of trends and patterns of health and nutritional status of population in the area. Letter grading.
COM HLTH SCI 448: Nutrition Policies and Programs: Domestic and International Perspectives (4)
Nutrition programs and policies in the U.S. and developing countries compared and contrasted. Analysis of role of major international, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies. Emphasis on meeting needs of vulnerable populations. Letter grading.
LAW 27O: International Law (4)
This course surveys the basic concepts of public international law. International law deals with the rules and procedures governing the relations of states and their governments - and increasingly disciplines the relations between governments and their citizens. The course will cover both customary and conventional (treaty-based) international law as well as other less formal ways by which international norms can be formed and enforced. We will examine the role of states, international organizations and non-state actors in the international legal order and the relationship between international and domestic law. The course will also introduce specific fields within international law such as international human rights law, environmental law and use of military force. Finally we will follow contemporary issues and debates, including the status of international law following the events of September 11, 2001.
LAW 271: International Business Transactions (4)
This course exams the legal framework of international trade and investment, with emphasis on commonly encountered private transactions for the sale and distribution of goods and services. It will consider ways that familiar legal activities, for example the negotiation and performance of a contract, the litigation or arbitration of a claim, the distribution of goods through agents, distributors, and licensees or the pursuit of a law practice, are affected by the international dimensions of the transaction. a substantial proportion of class sessions will be built around the discussion of student memoranda responding to specific problem situations. In addition to the final examination, student performance will be assessed on the basis of the preparation, presentation, and class discussion of these problems.
LAW 273: International Human Rights (4)
This course will examine significant topics in international human rights law and institutions, including the interpretation and enforcement of major international human rights treaties, war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy and the enforcement of international human rights law in U.S. courts. The class will focus especially in Asia and the Asian challenge to the universality of human rights.
LAW 278: Comparative Law (4)
This course focuses primarily on studying two legal traditions, the civil law and the English common law, and comparing them with both each other and the U.S. legal system. In the first part of the course, we will look at the history, culture, distribution, court systems, legal education and professions, sources of law, and procedural law of the civil law tradition, with particular emphasis on France and Germany. We will also consider some aspects of contract, tort, and constitutional law in these countries. In the last third of the course, we will study similar aspects of the English common law system. Reasons for continuing differences between the two legal traditions, as well as certain converging trends, will be explored, together with a comparison between the common law systems of the United Kingdom and the United States.
LAW 29OA: International Environmental Law (4)
In the 21st Century problems such as climate change, ozone depletion, and biodiversity will be a central part of international and national politics and policy. This course examines the vital role lawyers and international law currently play in the resolution of these collective dilemmas, as well as the future paths the law may take. In addition to surveying the specific issues that dominate the field, we will explore how the global environment fits into the broader and rapidly-growing class of international regulatory treaties, how trade law and institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, intersect environmental law, how international law is increasingly permeating national law and regulatory practice, and what globalization and the information revolution mean for the future of international environmental law.
LAW 348: European Union Law (4)
A general introduction to the legal system of the European Union (formerly the European Community) and the areas of substantive law most relevant to the creation of the single European Court of Justice, and the fundamental principles of constitutional and administrative law including the relationship between European Union Law and the domestic laws of the Member States. In the second part of the semester, the course will focus on the substantive law governing the free movement of goods within the Union (including antitrust law). This was the heart of the "1922 program" and the goal of a common marketplace - a Europe without frontiers. other substantive topics to be discussed include sex discrimination law, free movement of persons, and the creation of the single European currency (the Euro).
MGMT 234A: International Financial Markets (4)
Topics include security valuation, application of portfolio theory to investment decisions, performance evaluation, and basics of fixed income portfolio management strategies. S/U or letter grading.
MGMT M255: Comparative Industrial Relations (4)
At national and international levels, historical and contemporary analytical comparison of political, social, and economic contexts influencing human resource systems of selected developed countries. In addition to discussing possible frameworks for analyzing human resource systems, examination of institutions and ideologies of labor, management, and government, and interaction of their power relationships; substance and manner of determination of "web of rules" governing rights and obligations of the parties; and resolution of conflicts. S/U or letter grading.
MGMT 258: Selected topics: International Political Economy
Examination in depth of problems or issues of current concern in industrial relations. Emphasis on recent contributions to theory, research, and methodology. Of special interest to advanced Ph.D. candidates, academic staff, or distinguished visiting faculty.