INTLSTD 486 - Advanced Topics in International Security, Norms and Cooperation
Section: 006
Term: WN 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
CICS 101 or INTLSTD 101.
Advisory Prerequisites:
CICS 301 or INTLSTD 301.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines violence and its relationship to oil as a non-renewable natural resource. The course will focus on the close examination and comparison of discourses and practices concerned with resource extraction, resource distribution, energy security, and ‘modernity’ in the United States, North America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Emphasis will be on case studies on oil as a non-renewable natural resource and how its extraction have contributed to reshaping livelihoods, energy security and creating spaces of violence as well as the possibilities for ‘development’. The course investigates how oil explorations in postcolonial states have given rise to projects of ‘nation building’, state-making and challenges of governance that continue to confront and reshape the idea of what constitutes the ‘nation’. We will focus on how abundant oil resources have changed the ‘face’ of the state and its people bringing about discourses of power, culture, energy security, and modernity. We will also focus on how extraction of oil constantly produces violence and challenges to state power over its control. We will investigate how such conflicts, sometimes violent, have and continue to redefine state, multinational corporations and communal production of power in resource extractive enclaves around the world. At the end, we will ask "what if there is no oil"?

INTLSTD 486 - Advanced Topics in International Security, Norms and Cooperation
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001 (LEC)
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31371
Open
50
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 
32395
Open
30
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
32676
Open
10
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
32677
Open
10
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
32678
Open
10
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (LEC)
P
32699
Open
50
16LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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