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Courses for Spring 2022

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INTR 101-001 Transnatl Issues: Transnational Issues and Global Politics Tomoharu Nishino TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to transnational issues and world politics and to acquaint them with some of the leading issues, theories, concepts and processes, and history that shape and define world events. It is suitable for students embarking on long-term study of international affairs as well as for students with other majors and intellectual interest who simply want to know more about how the world works and how the material covered in this class affects their lives. It is expected that students taking the course will gain an ability to analyze, understand objectively evaluate and appreciate the complex dynamics that affect "global politics" writ large, including issues relating to trade, diplomacy, people-to-people and business transactions, and shifts in demography, borders, international institutions and global governance. In additional to issues of diplomacy, statecraft, and security we will assess some of the major international issues of our time (i.e. climate change, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, genocide and human trafficking) and debate the prospects for bringing peace and prosperity to a world that is rife with conflict and poverty. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Freshmen and Sophomores Only</span>
INTR 265-001 Counterintelligence: Counterintelligence: History, Theory, and Practice Frank Plantan T 03:30 PM-06:30 PM This course will address the conceptual and practical issues of the practice of counterintelligence as it relates to the national defense, economic competitiveness, and foreign policy decision-making and the role of the intelligence community in thwarting intelligence gathering and espionage against the United State and the United Kingdom. Because the closer is to the contemporary world and the inherent secrecy the surrounds intelligence and counterintelligence activities, much of this class focuses on historical cases where long term public research and declassification of government documents have allowed us to look into the system and process of intelligence gathering, analysis, and recommendations for action. We will explore recurrent and prominent themes of intelligence failures, the trade-offs and calculations of a strong CI infrastructure as it relates to ethics, democracy and national power and prestige that shape our understanding of the subject and how it directly and indirectly impacts our lives and our society. Students will gain an appreciation of how the practice has been utilized by government, specifically: its structure, analytical processes, organizational culture, practice-related ethics, perception(s) by the public, guiding charter, and governmental oversight. This class covers the diverse array of counterintelligence applications - within the government as well as in the private sector and our individual lives. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Instructor</span>
INTR 290-017 Ir Tpcs: Tangled Web: Topics in Ir: the Tangled Web:National Competitiveness and Sec in Ne Asia Tomoharu Nishino
Frank Plantan
W 01:45 PM-04:45 PM Topics in International Relations focuses on specialized issues, practical or applied approaches, policy and other topics of contemporary relevance in modern study of international relations. These are experimental or occasionally offered classes. Past topics of included US Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring, the Iraq Wars, Secret Intelligence & American Democracy, Counterintelligence, Homeland Security, the US & South Asia Cold War and New Alignments, and Think Tanks and Global Governance. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Instructor</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Global Seminar</span>
INTR 290-018 Competition in S. Asia: Competition in South Asia: Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan Farah Naz Jan TR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Topics in International Relations focuses on specialized issues, practical or applied approaches, policy and other topics of contemporary relevance in modern study of international relations. These are experimental or occasionally offered classes. Past topics of included US Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring, the Iraq Wars, Secret Intelligence & American Democracy, Counterintelligence, Homeland Security, the US & South Asia Cold War and New Alignments, and Think Tanks and Global Governance.
INTR 350-001 Res Methods/Prac in Ir: International Relations Research Methods Valeriya Kamenova MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM International Relations is concerned with both theory and practice so we employ a range of analytical tools to examine actors and events in world politics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various research methods utilized by students and scholars in the field of IR including: case studies, historical - comparative and archival research, survey research, interviewing techniques, simulations, quantitative and statistical analysis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Majors Only</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
INTR 350-002 Res Methods/Prac in Ir MW 12:00 PM-01:30 PM International Relations is concerned with both theory and practice so we employ a range of analytical tools to examine actors and events in world politics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various research methods utilized by students and scholars in the field of IR including: case studies, historical - comparative and archival research, survey research, interviewing techniques, simulations, quantitative and statistical analysis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Instructor</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
INTR 391-301 Senior Seminar: Senior Seminar For Thesis Research Allison Schmidt MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Seminar in international relations. Second semester of a two semester sequence including review of advanced international relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Majors Only</span>
INTR 391-302 Senior Seminar: Senior Seminar For Thesis Research Farah Naz Jan W 01:45 PM-04:45 PM Seminar in international relations. Second semester of a two semester sequence including review of advanced international relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Majors Only</span>
INTR 391-303 Senior Seminar: Senior Seminar For Thesis Research Allison Schmidt TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM Seminar in international relations. Second semester of a two semester sequence including review of advanced international relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Majors Only</span>
INTR 391-304 Senior Seminar: Senior Seminar For Thesis Research Valeriya Kamenova R 01:45 PM-04:45 PM Seminar in international relations. Second semester of a two semester sequence including review of advanced international relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis. <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Majors Only</span>