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POSC 371/471 Class Schedule

Tentative Schedule – Spring 2005

Jan. 10 – Intro, reading list & course requirements
Jan. 12 – Evolution of international political economy – IPE

Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Day – University Holiday – No Class
Jan. 19 – Concepts & principles – Liberal & radical & mercantile paradigms

Jan. 24 – Sovereignty at bay versus mercantilism
Jan. 26- Dependency theory

Jan. 31 – Dependence & interdependence & independence
Feb. 2 – Resource scarcity & planetary danger – Read “scarcity” handout.
Paper on “Limits to Growth” due

Feb. 7 – Debate the “scarcity” & global environmental crisis handout — resource scarcity & measurements
Feb. 9 – ethical dimensions – discussion of Kaplan & Homer-Dixon

Feb. 14 – The actors: exporting countries
Feb. 16 – The actors: importing countries

Feb. 21 – The actors: MNCs
Feb. 23 – The actors: international organizations

Feb. 28 – The Actors: NGOs
Mar. 2 – MID-TERM EXAMINATION

Mar. 7 – NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK
Mar. 9 – NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK

Mar. 14 – Commodity Reports
Mar. 16 – Commodity Reports

Mar. 21 – Commodity Reports
Mar. 23 – Commodity Reports

Mar. 28 – Strategic considerations: Supply routes, shipping & pipelines
Mar. 30 – Strategic considerations: stock piling

Apr. 4 – Environmental Politics
Apr. 6 – UNCLOS – Regimes and politics

Apr. 11 – UNCLOS – Issues & Law
Apr. 13 – Closure on the Sea Bed

Apr. 18 – Antarctica
Apr. 20 – Antarctica –

Apr. 25: Last day of class
Apr. 26-27 – Reading Days

May 4 – FINAL EXAMINATION 8:30 to 11:30

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