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CodeINT291
Course NameSupplemental Seminar for "Global Politics"
InstructorMannan, Abdul
Credits2
TermTerm1
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goalsThe main aims to train students to become professionals, who can see political, economic and environmental matters from global perspective, understand the interaction between politics, economy and propose the formation of new order for the global community, nation and local communities.
Course outlineKeen view of national and international politics, economic and environmental issue. Global problems on poverty, climate change, trade with military conflict and expansion.
Evaluation Scale and PoliciesWritten examination
PrerequisitesTo become professionals who can think and act globally.
Texts, materials, and supplies>Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Publisher: Ebury Publishing, 2011 ISBN 1446490882, 9781446490884, 
> Global politics-A new introduction, Edited by Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss. Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009 ISBN 041543131X, 9780415431316
> Global politics in a changing world by Richard W. Mansbach, Edward Joseph Rhodes. Publisher: Cengage Learning, 2008 > Incoherent Empire by Michael Mann, Publisher: Verso, New York
> Urban Crisis Edited by M. Nadarajah and Ann Tomoko Yamamoto. Publisher: UN University press 
> Global politics-A new introduction, Edited by Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss. Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009 ISBN 041543131X, 9780415431316
> Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Publisher: Ebury Publishing, 2011 ISBN 1446490882, 9781446490884
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RemarkAppropriate book references will be advised during orientation class.
Course Schedule/PlanUnderstanding Whole Picture of Global Problems>
1.Orientation: Global Society and Politics in 21st Century
2.Global Environmental Degradation (1): Is abandoning nuclear power generation possible?
3.Global Environmental Degradation (2): Environmental problems in daily living
4.Global Environmental Degradation (3): Climate change
5.World Conflict: Land mines in Angola
6.World Poverty (1): in case of Tanzania
7.World Poverty (2): in case of Tanzania<Identifying Root Causes> 
8.Root Causes Workshop (1)
9.Root Causes Workshop (2)
10.Identity and International Politics: Reason why Yugoslavia was dissolved
11.Failure of Global Market: TNCs, Tax Havens and Global Finance
12."Who is terrorist"? : US Military Complex and "Economic Hit Man"
13.Japan and Massive Consumption and Waste
14.Malfunction of Global Governance
15.Final examination
 

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