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Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 001: Topics in Global Studies -- Urban Love, Fear, and Uprising (35417)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
This seminar will tap into the urban pulse. We'll travel to the homeless streets of San Francisco, energetic slums of Mumbai, the 2016 Rio Olympics, suburban housing in Detroit, protest-filled Tahrir Square in Cairo, Gezi Park in Istanbul, Wall Street in NYC, smart cities and global cities of Asia, and the diverse and mural-painted Lake Street in Minneapolis. We will ask why cities become sites of revolution and tumult, great social change and creativity, phenomenal wealth production and trenchant social inequality. We'll explore the questions of what drives urban transformations, and why cities in different corners of the world can be so intimately linked (i.e., 19th century London and Bombay) while ones next door can be so disconnected. By reading, listening to, and observing urban voices and streets, films and texts, we will learn about the range of urban fears, loves, and uprisings, in ways that will teach us much about the politics, economics, and social change. In the process, we will learn different sociological perspectives on themes of urban poverty and wealth, urban sprawl and gentrification, ghetto/slum fears and hatred, and the politics of race, class, gender, nation, and the new discourse of global urbanism. We will develop analytic tools to better understand urban institutions, structures, policies, and practices here and around the world that tend to encourage social outcomes ranging from social injustice to social justice.
Learning Objectives:
This course requires students to identify and define urban problems and create solutions by doing close readings of social science and fictional texts, films, and art/music that describe city processes from a variety of subject positions (i.e., urban planners, investors/builders, and citizens from different socio-economic groups and experiences), and in different historical periods in different sites. Each student will, by the end of the course, develop an original research project that utilizes the analytic tools presented in the course, and use them to identify, define, and understand the range of ways of grappling with pressing urban problems.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~001&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 April 2017

Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 002: Topics in Global Studies -- Biopolitics of Health and Disease in the African D (35750)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Vincent Hall 209
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
This course explores how interlocking gender and race relations have influenced the management and experience of health and disease among people of African descent from the periods of slavery and colonialism until the present. It traces how the pathologization of the African body has engendered inequitable - and unethical - treatment of black people in the clinical practice of medicine, the execution of health research, and the management of public health systems. At the same time, it examines strategies adopted by populations of African descent to combat harmful stereotypes and hold authorities accountable for disproportionate distributions of disease in their communities. Sub-topics include medical experimentation on black populations in European colonies and in the US; the construction of conditions such as sickle cell as "black" disease in the US; the clinical, scientific, and discursive exclusion of blacks from chronic diseases of "civilization" or "development" such as cancer; the global politics of HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment; the (mis)management of "tropical" disease such as Ebola, Zika, malaria and sleeping sickness; and strategies to control the African reproductive body through policies related to marriage, prostitution, sterilization, abortion, and contraception. This is a highly interdisciplinary course that draws on medical sociology and anthropology, history, science and technology studies (STS), epidemiology, global health, population and development, and human rights.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~002&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 April 2017

Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 003: Topics in Global Studies -- War and Peace Politics: Post WWII Europe & Germany (36204)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
UMTC, West Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~003&term=1179

Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 004: Topics in Global Studies -- Armenian Genocide in Age of "Alternative Facts" (36205)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
GLOS 5900 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
09/19/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
10/03/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
10/17/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
10/31/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
11/14/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
11/28/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
12/12/2017
Tue 01:30PM - 03:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Even after a century, the Armenian Genocide remains one of the most politically charged and controversial historical issues with broad foreign policy implications. This course will provide an in-depth overview of the Armenian Genocide with a particular emphasis on the rise of Turkish nationalism, the structure of the Armenian Genocide, and its social, cultural, and ideological components. The course then will seek to examine the efforts to come to terms with the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire by discussing its denial, (placing it in the larger context of the phenomenon of genocide denial), and the consequences of such denial on Armenian and Turkish societies. At the conclusion of the course students will have an extensive knowledge of the Armenian Genocide and its contemporary social and political significance.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~004&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 April 2017

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