Does not count toward the upper-level elective requirement for the major in economics.Examines the Middle East economies â past experiences, present situation, and future challenges â drawing on theories, policy formulations and empirical studies of economic growth, trade, poverty, income distribution, labor markets, finance and banking, government reforms, globalization, and Arab-Israeli political economy. [ Practice in arbitrating investment disputes between states and corporations. It takes the shared path of decolonization and postcoloniality to discuss the development of feminist discourse and the diverse trajectories of gendered lives. Issues to be covered include international distributive justice, duties owed to the global poor, humanitarian intervention, the ethics of climate change, and immigration. Examines American immigration policy in the context of international human rights treaties and global practices. nw Topics include interventions, cultural understandings and misunderstandings, migration, and transnationalism. Broad development themes such as public health, agriculture, the environment, democracy, poverty, and entrepreneurship will be explored. 110b djw [ ] ss hum This course examines issues from malaria to HIV/AIDS, from tobacco cessation to immunization. The Government and Politics of China 135b Usually offered every third year.Elanah Uretsky, IGS ] In order to study caste, power, and representation, we will look at religious texts, historical debates, film, and literature from the Vedic Age to contemporary India. The course is organized as a seminar and is premised on active student participation. [ Students are given an introduction to Jihadist doctrines and Al Queda's structure, as well as theories about the cause of terrorism. [ Approaches the study from a humanities perspective. Investigates the phenomenon of globalization as it relates to mass media. Usually offered every second year.Staff, ANTH The Economy of China History of the Modern Middle East 5a Usually offered every second year.Ralph Thaxton, POL nw [ [ [ oc Taking a comparative approach, it addresses major themes in contemporary Jewish culture, interrogates the "Jewishness" of the works and considers issues of language, poetics, and culture significant to Jewish identity. The course primarily aims to answer the overarching question: What can international actors do to protect the atmosphere? nw Explores the avant-garde movements including symbolism, decadence, futurism, constructivism, Dada, surrealism, expressionism, existentialism, pop art and happenings, performance art, minimalism, and postmodernism as alternative forms of expression that challenge mainstream art. dl IGS graduates grasp that issues in world affairs are often understood differently in different societies, and that understanding other perspectives requires a deep immersion in other cultures. [ May not be taken for credit by students who took ECON 28b or ECON 8b in prior years or taken concurrently with ECON 28b.An introduction to basic economic principles needed to understand the causes and economic effects of increased international flows of goods, people, firms, and money. Usually offered every second year.Amy Singer, HIST ss Prerequisites: ECON 80a and ECON 83a or permission of the instructor.Causes and consequences of international trade and factor movements. [ ] Usually offered every third year.Emilie Diouf, ENG Explores the history of American farming and diet and the prospects for a healthy food system. Usually offered every year.Dan Perlman, ENVS [ ] In this course, we adopt anthropological approaches to understand their impact on business practices, products, services, clients and ideas. Borderlands: Space, Place, and Landscape To gain a deeper understanding of other cultures, IGS majors take one additional language course (beyond the university requirement) and complete either study abroad or an internship abroad (or some combination of the two). nw Hear more about how he connected his international experiences to his post-Brandeis life, how he has utilized his majors … Case studies include Europe, the U.S. and Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Africa, and China's internal migration. hum ] [ Modern China 111b Last updated: September 16, 2020 at 9:55 AM. 3b Gateway course: IGS 10a (Introduction to International and Global Studies). The International and Global Studies (IGS) Program is located in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 129. Block L M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM Mandel Ctr for HumanitiesG03 M 6:30 PM–8:20 PM Golding Judaica Center101 Open 52 / 999 / 0 Goodhart, Lucy View Books: 3380 IGS 10A 1 Introduction to International and Global Studies [ ss ] Block … Special emphasis is placed on the pre-modern Jewish communities. 183b Selected topics on post-Cold War military issues, including the spread of weapons of mass destruction, collective approaches to coercion, and the role of U.S. military power in world stability. 168a Usually offered every year.Gary Jefferson, ECON While at Brandeis, Kevin was an IGS and Anthropology major who studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.The politics and modern evolution of international economic relations, comprising trade, money, multinational productions, and development. [ fl djw Requirements for the Major - Brandeis … IGS 10A Introduction to Kerry A Chase chase brandeis edu Tuesday 12:30-2 Olin-Sang 106 In your answer, include a thesis statement that directly answers In addition, the course includes materials on the internet (with links in the syllabus) join the IGS Brandeis Facebook group Keeping Up with World Affairs A Doll's House, by brandeis … Usually offered every second year.Clementine FaurÃ©-BellaÃ¯che, IGS Among the topics to be studied are modernization theory, the challenge to modernization posed by dependency and world systems theories, and more recent approaches centered on the concepts of basic needs and of sustainable development. Global Migration Examines the history of the Turkish Republic, from its founding in the wake of World War I until the beginning of the 21st century. Introduces students to the study of visual, aural, and artistic media through an ethnographic lens. 175a Prerequisite: ECON 2a or ECON 10a or permission of the instructor.Studies the transnational legal institution and practices that constitute the global economic networks of the 21st century. ss 186a International and Global Studies Program MS 092 Brandeis University 415 South Street Waltham, MA 02453. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, … nw 8a wi Through simulations, court and community group observations, guided representation of immigrants and work with immigration advocacy groups, students assess their own attitudes and skills in conflict resolution, as well as the processes by which conflict resolution institutions and roles help construct the communities of which they are a part. nw Modern India: From Partition to the Present djw Examines several key environmental challenges including climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable agriculture, and pollutants through an array of lenses from the natural and social sciences. Introduces the challenges of globalization to national and international governance, economic success, individual and group identities, cultural diversity, the environment, and inequalities within and between nations, regions of the globe, gender, and race. [ [ [ hum dl 122b Includes citizen science ecological research to contextualize theory. ss Case studies are examined in light of analytical literature. Usually offered every year.Michael Randall, HISP Usually offered every year.Michael Randall, HIST ss Prerequisite: FREN 106b or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Usually offered every second year.Dmitry Troyanovsky, WGS Explores economic, political, and social forces propelling expansion; ideologies and contradictions of empire; relationships between colonizer and colonized; and the role of collaboration and resistance. wi dl [ 124b 30a Anthropology of Development Can you change a society by changing its culture? hum 134b ss ss The course pays particular attention to the social functions of early writing systems, the linkage of literacy and political power, and the production of historical memory. Mediterranean Crossings hum wi Focusing on the United States but in a global perspective, we address the following questions: Why do people migrate? 146b Ponders the possibility of a major "paradigm shift" under way from adversarialism and war to mutuality and peace. Usually offered every third year.Staff, HIST ] 174b ss sn Usually offered every second year.JerÃ³nimo Arellano, HISP ] djw [ Examples include opposition to the nuclear arms race, and disobedience in China and Northern Ireland and at abortion clinics. The World Between the Wars, 1919-1939 Usually offered every second year.Hannah Muller, HIST WE ARE HIRING: Assistant Professor Position Opening in Politics New Courses this Spring at IGS! New Nations, New Stories: Postcolonial Literature Economics of Innovation Topics include the sources of growth, economics of research and development, innovation, diffusion and technology transfer, appropriability, patents, information markets, productivity, institutional innovation, and global competitiveness. Usually offered every second year.Faith Smith, AAAS wi But why do individuals sacrifice themselves for a cause? Usually offered every second year.Avinash Singh, IGS/LGLS Asia is not only remaking itself but also exporting images and ideas across the world. Traces the consequences of European colonialism for politics, culture and literature around the world, situates these within ongoing contemporary debates, and considers the usefulness of postcolonial theory for understanding the world today. What role does culture play in determining which inequalities are tolerable and which are not? nw Examines novels, poetry, short stories, film, and music in order to further an understanding of South Asian immigrant culture. djw Investigates the long and problematic history of interactions and exchanges between Japan and Korea from early times to the present. Transatlantic Crossings: America and Europe Usually offered every year.Colleen Hitchcock, BIOL Topics to be discussed include the difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism, Islamist feminism, Islamic public arguments, Al-Qaeda and ISIS, victimization and martyrdom, and the relationship between humanitarianism and terrorism. nw ca Electives: Six additional courses, two from each of the following three distributional categories: Global Issues: at least two of the six elective courses need to deal specifically with global issues. Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS ss Explores the implications of China's global rise for the global democratic order constructed by the United States in the aftermath of World War II. An exploration of human communication and mass media from a cross-cultural perspective. ] nw 111b Undergraduate Program; Graduate Program; Affiliated Faculty; News and Events ; Jobs and Internships; Contact Us; Home; IGS News. Intended for juniors and seniors, but open to all students. Prerequisites: BIOL 23a, or permission of the instructor. 127a ss Usually offered every second year.Jytte Klausen, POL IGS 170A — The Rise of Brazil Examines how Brazil now wields global influence in energy, South-South politics, culture and environmental affairs. French Detective Novels: Major Questions for a Minor Genre? 139a ] Signature of the IGS internship coordinator is required. hum ss Introduces students to writings on love, desire and sexuality from ancient India to the present. 172b It is organized around case studies of humanitarian crises, involving health, poverty, migration, and peace-building across nations. The political economy of South Africa in regional context and its effect on the politics of its neighbors, particularly Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Usually offered every third year.Robin Feuer Miller, COML/ENG [ 172b Takes a biosocial approach to pandemics like HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola as shaped not simply by biology, but also by culture, economics, politics, and history. Cross-Cultural Art and Aesthetics Usually offered every second year.Javier Urcid, ANTH IGS departmental honors are based on the examining committee's evaluation of the completed thesis and the record in courses for the IGS major. Usually offered every third year.Emilie Diouf, ENG 129a [ Explores broadly the variety of forms, practices, and philosophies that have been developing from the time of the Vedas (ca. On Monday, February 12, IGS was delighted to welcome back one of its most distinguished alumni: Jesse Appell ’12, former Fulbright scholar in China and now one of a handful of “weiguoren” making a living as a comedian in Beijing. Examines the assassinations of a range of different political, cultural, and activist figures, such as Patric Lumumba, Steve Biko, and Ken Saro-Wiwa, and assesses the social, political, economic, and cultural implications and legacies this particular form of murder has had on twentieth-century Africa. ] We will explore how new generations of writers and graphic novelists in Latin America distinguish themselves from preceding generations and set out to explore a range of new narrative forms and social issues, such as new forms of horror and fantasy, contemporary forms of precarity and social marginality, global commodity culture, and online dating, among others. 123a ] ss 8a 98a Explores the legacies of inter-imperial rivalry and the intellectual borrowings and innovations of the American, French, and Haitian revolutions in comparative perspective. Required of all Cultural Studies track majors.What are we listening to? ] The purpose of this seminar is to acquaint students with contending theories of development and underdevelopment, emphasizing the open and contested nature of the process involved and of the field of study itself. Considers the convergence of two cultural spheres that are normally treated as separate: medicine and religion. Environmental Chemistry This course, engaging with cultural studies theory and interdisciplinary readings, examines the politics and social forces behind sports such as soccer, cricket, baseball, wrestling, and bullfighting. nw Taught in Spanish.Examines literary fiction and graphic novels written in Latin America in the last twenty years. Explores biological and social aspects of the problems and their solutions. This seminar looks at religious discrimination as a barrier to the civic and political inclusion of Muslim immigrants, the responses of governments, courts, and the general public, and what we know about the balance among "fundamentalist, " "moderate," and "progressive" Muslim viewpoints. sn The specific focus of the seminar will vary from year to year, reflecting the changing relevance of particular issues as well as the specific interests of the instructor. wi 137b hum Usually offered every year.Carina Ray, AAAS [ Medicine, Body, and Culture fl djw [ Bad Girls and Boys: Du mauvais genre ss ss Annually, a different aspect of the global biosphere is selected for analysis. Examines how global justice is actively shaped by dynamic institutions, contested ideas, and evolving cultures. Gender and Sexuality in South Asia [ ss Usually offered every third year.Emilie Diouf, ENG An introduction to various models of economic growth and development and evaluation of these perspectives from the experience of developing and industrial countries. Indian Love Stories Explores whether children's literature has sought to civilize or to subvert, to moralize or to enchant, forming a bedrock for adult sensibility. U.S. [ [ Prerequisites: One course in Political Theory or Moral, Social and Political Philosophy.Explores the development of the topic of global justice and its contents. hum 72a oc [ Usually offered every second year.Jeffrey Lenowitz, SAS 1a Cultures in Conflict since 1300 The Rise of India It starts by critically engaging with more fundamental concepts such as state, identity, and movement. ss ss Usually offered every second year.Wellington Nyangoni, AMST [ Studies rituals, from initiation to conversion to pilgrimage, and examines the relationship between religion, society, and politics in a variety of societies. Provides students with historical and analytic mastery of the Arab- Israeli conflict in a novel way. ] ] ss ] nw [ Students who wish to major or minor in international and global studies should meet with the Undergraduate Advising Head to select an adviser from the list of faculty members teaching or otherwise affiliated with the IGS program. nw ] Examines the conflict within its international setting. Global Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation Usually offered every second year.Sabine von Mering, GS nw wi Introduction to Latin American/LatinX: Cultures, Histories, and Societies Atmospheric Civics and Diplomacy Latin American Global Film Usually offered every second year.Pascal Menoret, ANTH On Monday, February 12, IGS was delighted to welcome back one of its most distinguished alumni: Jesse Appell ’12, former Fulbright scholar in China and now one of a handful of “weiguoren” making a living as a comedian in Beijing. International experience: Normally, students satisfy this requirement for a semester-long study abroad program (during the academic year) approved by Brandeis’s Study Abroad Office. [ nw [ The Republic [ ] nw hum The course also includes a detailed case study on the role of governance and bureaucratic reforms in Chinaâs economic success since 1980. ] ss [ 170b [ [ ] Usually offered every second year.Yu Feng, REL/SAS Fulfill the digital literacy requirement by successfully completing: IGS 10a. ] [ Topics include determinants of trade, effects on welfare and income distribution, trade and growth, protection, foreign investment, immigration, and preferential trading. Examines theories and practices of nature conservation from interdisciplinary social science and humanistic perspectives. Postcolonial Theory Islam: Civilization and Institutions Usually offered every third year.Laura Miller, SOC Among other issues, we will ask whether China's international strategy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America poses a serious challenge to democratic nations and their support for democratization. 164a The course surveys the build-up of Al Queda leading up to the 9/11 attacks and ten years of counter terrorism. From Walatta Petros, a seventeenth century Ethiopian nun turned anticolonial agitator to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, this course introduces a broad range of iconic figures in Africa's history to students who also acquire the investigative and analytical skills associated with sound historical research and writing. Usually offered every second year.Charles Chester, ENVS nw Students should take the gateway introductory survey course during their first or second year; this course provides a systematic introduction to the key issues of contemporary global change, provides an overview of three distributional categories (from which the student will select their elective courses), and gives an orientation to the options for international internships and study abroad. ss [ What is "African" in African literature when the majority of writers are somehow removed from the African societies they portray? ] nw Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS ] 134b Examines religious conflict, revolutionary violence, and civil war in modern South Asia. hum [ [ ] djw ] Beginning with the region's representation as a tabula rasa, examines the textual and visual constructions of the Caribbean as colony, homeland, backyard, paradise, and Babylon, and how the region's migrations have prompted ideas about evolution, hedonism, imperialism, nationalism, and diaspora. Usually offered every second year.Laura Jockusch, NEJS [ ss fl Usually offered every second year.Chandler Rosenberger, SOC Get directions to our offices and the Brandeis campus. This course considers the real-world choices behind success and failure in the global economy. Usually offered every year.Gregory Freeze, HIST [ [ Students will trace the emergence of nationalism while also examining globalization's impact on societies such as the United States, Russia, China, and India. Usually offered every year.Chandler Rosenberger, IGS ] ] Examines main areas of inquiry in medical anthropology, including medicine as a sociocultural construct, political and economic dimensions of suffering and health, patients and healers in comparative medical systems. [ Millennial Latin American Fiction and Graphic Novels A foundation course in French and Francophone culture, analyzing texts and other cultural phenomena such as film, painting, music, and politics. Usually offered every year.Anita Hannig, Sarah Lamb, Keridwen Luis, or Ellen Schattschneider, ANTH Unequal Histories: Caste, Religion, and Dissent in India Usually offered every year.Steven Wilson, POL ] Usually offered every second year.Avinash Singh, IGS djw Prerequisite: ECON 2a or ECON 10a.Analyzes the role of institutions, governance, and bureaucracy in economic development. [ [ Deconstructing War, Building Peace 202b Explores ways to balance competing ethical imperatives to protect biodiversity and respect human rights. ] ss This foundational seminar examines key issues from the primary area of concentration in the global studies program. 156b djw 173b IGS 171a The Asian Wave: Global Pop Culture and its Histories. Examines the relations between Hindu religion and its wider cultural, social, and political contexts, relations between the Hindu majority of India and minority traditions, and questions of Hindu identity both in India and abroad. hum 178b ] ] Surveys the history of Britain and India from the rise of the East India Company to the present. He is currently a Career Counselor and Head of Department at Al Ittihad Schools in the United Arab Emirates. Women and War djw ] Contact: 781-736-4673. 98b ca Usually offered every second year.Andreas Teuber, PHIL oc Usually offered every second year.Dwight Peavey, ECON hum [ fl hum Prerequisite: IGS 8a or ECON 28b.Why do some countries benefit from globalization while others lag behind? Students in the International and Global Studies program at Brandeis University develop a broad and comparative perspective on contemporary world affairs. ] ] 163b Selected novels and writings of Austen, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Woolf will be read to trace both the evolution of the novel and the meanings, contexts and depictions of the family. nw djw For several decades, artists have been investigating the character and consequences of life under global capitalism. 180a Development of capitalism and different roles and functions assigned to all "Third Worlds," in the periphery as well as the center. ss ] [ It focuses on both the form and the content of Nollywood films. Prerequisite: ECON 2a or 10a or the equivalent. Seeks to historicize "globalization"âto explore its extension and transformation since its emergence in the sixteenth century. [ Writing Systems and Scribal Traditions wi Ideally students should complete these four foundational courses by the end of the sophomore year. 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