Christopher D Jones
Focuses on globalism, including international relations and transnational studies. Provides an understanding of the interplay of area studies with processes that transcend geographical areas and intersect political boundaries, an overview of transnationalism or international relations, and skills in undertaking a major research and writing project. Offered: Sp.
The foreign and security policies of the United States vis a vis the nuclear weapons states/nuclear weapons capable states of Eurasia. Multi-lateral alliance systems built around nuclear weapons and multi-lateral non-proliferation regimes built around treaties and international agencies.
Student learning goals
Historical evolution of the US alliance sytems in Europe and East Asia
History of challenges to maintaining a global non-proliferation regime- focus on India, Pakistan
Impact of technological diffusion on international security system
General method of instruction
4-5 short response papers to separate assignments plus 8-10 page essay on thematic issue or 8-10 page research paper
overview of 20th century history of Eurasia
Completion of SIS 500, 501.
Class assignments and grading
papers on topics chosen by student from list of suggested topics class discussion of papers grades based on papers
critical analysis of individual texts plus synthesis of arguments/debates on common issues covered by several texts