This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

SOC 13181-1: Responding to the International Crisis

Instructor: Samuel Valenzuela

The seminar focuses on current international affairs issues and how the U. S. should respond to them. Participants are divided into six groups: five cover different areas of the world, and one focuses on problems of global significance. Each session discusses issues chosen by two of these groups. They first present them orally, and at a subsequent session each student in the group is supposed to read a policy-like memo on the same issue based on further research. Once this cycle is completed, students will rotate to focus on a different topical area. The basic common reading for the seminar consists of the international news coverage of the New York Times.