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Course Listing for INTERNATIONAL STUDIES - Summer 2021 (ALL: 06/01/2021 - 08/05/2021)
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1006 INTS-352-01 Comparative Political Economy 1.00 SEM Funk, Kevin WF: 10:00AM-1:15PM TBA SOC Q1
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: POLS-352-01
  This course provides a survey of the field of comparative political economy broadly defined as the comparative study of the interrelationships between politics and economics. We will review the main classic and contemporary debates in the discipline. Topics include: the relationship between political institutions and economic development, inequality and political stability, interest groups, welfare states, varieties of capitalism, the politics of taxation and international trade, and market reforms. We will look at both developed and developing countries, with an emphasis on understanding why they choose (or end up with) the policies and institutions that they have, even when in some cases these policies and institutions might hamper development.
1022 ANTH-227-01 Intro to Political Ecology 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity MTWR: 11:15AM-12:55PM TBA SOC Q1
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with INTS
  This course covers social science approaches to issues concerning ecology, the environment, and nature. It looks at how social identities and cultural meaning are symbolically tied to the physical environment. Ecology and the environment are affected by larger political, social, and economic forces, so we will also broaden the analysis to include wider spatial and temporal scales. The course will also examine how sociology and geography relate to political ecology. Regional foci will include South and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
1008 POLS-320-01 End of Democratic Hegemony? 1.00 SEM Matsuzaki, Reo TR: 10:00AM-1:15PM TBA GLB5 Q1
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS, INTS
  NOTE: This course satisfies the Sophomore/Junior seminar requirement.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for sophomores and 9 seats for juniors.
  Is the era of democratic hegemony coming to an end? This seminar will address this question in two parts. First, we will explore whether the U.S. democratic system is in crisis, and evaluate the extent to which America can, and will, continue to be a force for maintaining and spreading democracy across the globe. Second, we will examine the rise of China and what this means for the future of democracy. Will China eventually democratize, similar to how other East Asian countries did when they reached a certain level of economic development? Or does China offer a viable nondemocratic model for a peaceful and prosperous polity, thus challenging the liberal-democratic model as the only conceivable long-term vision of modernity?