David M Bachman
Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
The Cold War and Its Legacy
Senior seminar on the Cold War and its implications. Readings will draw on new approaches made available by the opening of archives from former communist regimes and recently declassified materials.
Student learning goals
Factual knowledge about the cold war from American, Soviet/Russian, Chinese, and global perspectives.
Critical reading skills.
Enhancing analytical thinking.
General method of instruction
Seminar: close reading and discussion of assigned works.
None besides being an IS major
Class assignments and grading
Doing assigned readings, class participation and discussion, sharing in leading class discussion. Students will write 3 short (2-4 page double spaced) critical reaction papers on class readings and a review essay that engages with all assigned readings.
Grading: 25% on participation, 30% on short essays, 45% on review essay.
Clarity and rigor of comments in class and in written work.