INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 012 - Famine: A Global Political Ecology
Instruction Mode: Section 012 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course examines cases of famine from across the past two centuries. Although famine has long been conceived of as arising from "natural" disasters like drought and pest infestations, recent work has suggested that human action may be more at play than had once been thought. In this course, we examine historical cases of famine from the past two centuries to evaluate its causes and responses to it across different parts of the world. How did different societies conceive of and respond to ecological forces, and how did ecological forces change different societies? In examining several cases, we will have the opportunity to evaluate claims about famine's human and/or natural provenance, as well as ideas about famine's relationship to empire-building and state-making. To what extent have waves of hunger and starvation over the past two centuries helped to secure the division between the Global South and Global North? To work through these questions, we will have a combination of lectures, discussions, and group work. Students will be evaluated on attendance, participation, assignments, and exams.

Course Requirements:

Attendance, participation, assignments, and exams

Intended Audience:

Primarily for history students who have an interest in the Global South

Class Format:

Seminar

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18186
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19999
Open
5
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
24357
Open
15
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26024
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
30580
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
29779
Open
2
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Note: This class will meet together with STS 499.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
35905
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35968
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
37151
Open
13
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
24427
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35804
Open
16
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
37455
Open
16
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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