INTL 302 Russia after Stalin

A thematic approach to recent Russian history. The course identifies Russia's most critical immediate problems and places them in their historical context. Major themes include: political structures and practices; the economy; the military; domestic security; international relations; minorities; culture and society.



HIST 102 and HIST 116

INTL 303 Globalization in Latin America

Examines the complexities and nuances of modern Latin American societies having as a background the dynamics of the global economy. The course analyzes politics, culture, and socioeconomic conditions in Latin America, both from a contemporary policy perspective and with an examination of the region's insertion into the international political economy in the 19th century.


INTL 305 Transitions in Central Europe

Examines the history, geography, culture, and politics of countries in Central Europe, more specifically, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Particular emphasis is placed on contemporary political and economic developments evolving from the transition from communism to democracy and capitalism. It is designed for students with no knowledge of Slavic languages.