1 Global Issues and International Affairs: IAFS 1000 Fall Term 2010: T and Th 11am-12:15pm in MATH 100 Prof. David H. Bearce (email for this course: firstname.lastname@example.org) Office hours: T and Th 1-2pm in Ketchum 134A (Office hours also available at other times through advance email appointment) Course Description: This course introduces students to the range of subjects covered in the International Affairs (IA) major. IA is an interdisciplinary program with course work from a variety of departments, including Political Science, Economics, History, Geography, Sociology, and Anthropology. Required Texts: 1. Joshua S. Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse. International Relations, 9th edition. 2. James E. Harf and Mark Owen Lombardi. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Global Issues, 6th edition. Grading Policy: 1st Exam (T 10/5) 20% 2nd Exam (T 11/9) 20% 3rd Exam (M 12/13 4:30-7pm) 20% 3 Written Assignments in Recitation Section 30% Attendance and Participation in Recitation Section 10% 100% There will be no make up exams offered for sickness/medical reasons/personal reasons including a death in the family unless you are able to: 1) provide documentation and 2) give me advance notice that you will miss the exam on the scheduled date. Disability Statement: If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner (e.g. within 2 weeks, or by T 9/7) so that your needs be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322, and http://www.Colorado.EDU/disabilityservices . Honor Code: All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to 2 the Honor Code Council and those students who are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty member involved and non-academic sanctions given by the Honor Code Council (including but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Please refer to www.colorado.edu/honorcode to view the specific guidelines. If you have any questions related to this policy, please contact the Honor Code Council at email@example.com . In this class, your sanction for the first violation of the honor code will be a 0 grade on the exam or written assignment for which the honor code violation occurred. For a second violation of the honor code, you will fail the class. Religious Observance: Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to reasonably and fairly deal with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance. If you have a potential class conflict because of religious observance, you must inform me of that conflict by T 9/7. See full details at www.colorado.edu/policies/fac_relig.html . Classroom Behavior: Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty members have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance, and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the student's legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference early in the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records. See policies at www.colorado.edu/policies/classbehavior.html and at www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/code.html#student_code . In this class, appropriate classroom behavior includes arriving on time and remaining for the entire class. Do not sleep, read the newspaper, send email or text messages, play games, have private conversations, etc. during lectures or recitations. Be sure to turn off your cell phones before class begins. Sexual Harassment: The University of Colorado at Boulder policy on Discrimination and Harassment (www.colorado.edu/policies/discrimination.html ), the University of Colorado policy on Sexual Harassment and the University of Colorado policy on Amorous Relationships applies to all students, staff and faculty. Any student, staff or faculty member who believes s/he has been the subject of discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status should 3 contact the Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) at 303-492-2127 or the Office of Judicial Affairs at 303-492-5550. Information about the ODH and the campus resources available to assist individuals regarding discrimination or harassment can be obtained at www.colorado.edu/odh . 4 Class Schedule: Date Topical Coverage Assigned Reading 8/24 Introduction 8/26 Basic Concepts and Historical Trends G&P, chap. 1 8/31, 9/2 A Pessimistic Take on International Affairs G&P, chap. 2 9/7, 9/9 An Optimistic Take on International Affairs G&P, chap. 3 9/14, 9/16 Other Perspectives G&P, chap. 4 9/21, 9/23 Military Force G&P, chap. 6 9/28, 9/30 Conflict G&P, chap. 5 10/5 1st Exam 10/7, 10/12 International Law G&P, chap. 7 10/14, 10/19, 10/21 International Trade G&P, chap. 8 10/26, 10/28 International Money G&P, chap. 9 11/2, 11/4 International Integration G&P, chap. 10 11/9 2nd Exam 11/11, 11/16 Environment and Population G&P, chap. 11 11/18, 11/30 North-South Gap G&P, chap. 12 12/2, 12/7 International Development G&P, chap. 13 12/9 The Future of International Affairs G&P, chap. 14 12/13 (M 4:30-7pm) 3rd Exam Recitation Sections and Teaching Assistants: 101 M 8:00am Martin DeNicolo 102 M 3:00pm Sarah Gavison 103 W 8:00am Martin DeNicolo 104 W 2:00pm Sarah Gavison 105 W 8:00am Pinar Alakoc 106 W 9:00am Pinar Alakoc 107 Th 8:00am Tolan Hoffman 108 Fr 9:00am Lindsey Richardson 109 T 9:00am Tolan Hoffman 110 M 8:00am Kate Martin 111 W 8:00am Kate Martin 112 F 8:00am Lindsey Richardson David Bearce Global Issues and International Affairs: IAFS 1000
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