HONORS 230 - Honors Core in Social Science
Section: 010 Violent Environments: Oil, Development, and the Discourse of Power
Term: WN 2020
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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 has 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"?

Intended Audience:

First and second year students in LSA Honors Program

HONORS 230 - Honors Core in Social Science
Schedule Listing
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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2LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
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3LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
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1LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
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Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
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5LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
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24981
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1LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
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16LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 010 when they elect one of discussions 011-014.
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