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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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RCIDIV 330. Information Technology and Global Politics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paul N Edwards (pne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: None, but some experience with computers, Internet, and World Wide Web is recommended. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/rcidiv/330/001.nsf

What do Al Quaeda, the World Wide Web, multinational corporations, and global warming have in common? All are part of the globalization of power and knowledge, one of the major forces shaping the modern world. But equally important, without computers and other new information technologies, none would exist as we know them. This course examines information technology as the infrastructure of global politics and explores its influence on particular global political problems and institutions.

In 2003, we will cover four major topics: war, terrorism, and military technology; the Internet and other global networks; corporate power; and global climate change. In each case, we will try to trace the historical and contemporary forces responsible for the use of information technology to unify or link formerly local and regional phenomena into new, worldwide systems and meta-systems. Emerging issues about political power, social equity, and science-technology-society relations will be our dominant themes of discussion.

This course counts as an elective toward the Academic Minor in Science, Technology & Society (http://www.umich.edu/~umsts).

Prerequisites: none. Familiarity with basic computer concepts is helpful, but not assumed.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Restricted to Residential College students

RCIDIV 350. Special Topics.

Section 001 Male Javanese Dance. Meets with Dance 347.001. [Drop/Add deadline=January 24].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

RCIDIV 350. Special Topics.

Section 002 Female Javanese Dance. Meets with Dance 347.002 [Drop/Add deadline=January 24].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

RCIDIV 350. Special Topics.

Section 003 Topic? Meets March 2-April 6. [Drop/Add deadline=March 7].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

RCIDIV 350. Special Topics.

Section 004 WHY WAR ON IRAQ? March 5 through April 16. [Drop/Add deadline=March 19].

Instructor(s): Helen Fox, Charlie Bright, Tom Weisskopf, Susan Wright

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

By the opening session of this minicourse, either the United States will have entered into a war against Iraq, along with some other countries, or the rush to war will have been stalled or stopped by growing international opposition. Whatever the situation in March, understanding the geopolitical, legal, and humanitarian issues associated with war against Iraq will be essential for developing an informed position. This minicourse addresses this need through a series of seven lectures and follow-up small-group discussions that encompass the events since the attacks of 9/11 that brought the United States to the brink of war, Iraq's history and relations with other Middle Eastern states and with the United States, the history of the disarmament of Iraq after the Gulf War, the debate on the threat posed by Iraq, the domestic and international impacts of war, and the continuing global debate about how to respond to this evolving crisis.

Students will be expected to attend all seven course sessions, to do the assigned reading (one book and a variety of articles and documents), to keep a weekly journal of reactions to course sessions and readings, and to submit the journal as well as a short final paper at the end of the course. Student work will be evaluated on a credit/no credit basis.

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RCIDIV 351. Special Topics.

Section 002 Telling It.

Instructor(s): Deborah Gordon-Gurfinkel

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course students will be working with university and community artists to use the arts to enhance the writing skills of children staying in Washtenaw County homeless shelters. Students will need to make a one semester commitment to the project, meeting on Monday afternoons to prepare for a Wednesday afternoon playshop with the children. Each week the team will develop a creative arts playshop that will work channel the experiences of a group of 7-11 year-olds into writing.

The course is designed for students who are interested in early childhood education and how to use the arts as an educational tool. The project is community based and targets a severely under-served population which will meet both at the RC. As the semester progresses, students will be required to keep a journal of their experiences and observations with special attention to how the arts affect literacy. The course is limited to ten students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors and who either have had some experience with community groups and/or who have studied sociology. The course requires students to be free Mondays and Wenesdays from 4-7. This course is graded credit/no credit.

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