24 Spring 2012 Freshman Seminar: HIV/AIDS and History

In this course we will explore the history of HIV/AIDS through short readings, films, and weekly discussion. Topics may include the experiences of patients and doctors in the early AIDS epidemic in the U.S., AIDS politics in the U.S. and the role of AIDS activism, the discovery of HIV and controversies over causation, research on drug treatments and vaccines, the global spread and global politics of HIV/AIDS, the roles of the pharmaceutical industry and of international health organizations, and comparison of HIV/AIDS with other diseases, past and present.

101.011 Spring 2012 International Organizations in the Twentieth Century

The twentieth century has been an age in which international organizations, from those comprised of nation-states to communities of interests, have reshaped international diplomacy, state society relations, and global civil society. Organizations such as the League of Nations and United Nations have affected diplomacy and perceptions of legitimate action by states. The rise of international law has led to the creation of internationally recognized legal institutions such as the International Criminal Court. Social movements have taken rominence in the international arena as well?

101.014 Spring 2012 Questioning the Nation-State in Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds

This thesis seminar welcomes all who are interested in internationalism and asymmetrical power. I am an Africanist historian whose research focuses on militarized West African intermediaries in colonial regimes. I do not expect all who enroll to be Africanists-in-the-making. Instead, I hope students' projects will tackle problems related to trans-nationality, colonial empires, migration, international labor regimes, integration, international interventions, aid, or pandemics.

101.004 Spring 2012 Writers' Group

This section is designed for seniors with well-conceived thesis projects that do not fit within the rubrics of other 101 seminars. Members of the group will observe a common schedule in developing, drafting, and critiquing material but will not share a common subject area. Admission requires a written statement and the consent of the instructor.

280U.001 Spring 2011 Humanitarianism

The course will ask the general question ";what is humanitarianism?"; It will develop answers by engaging primary as well as secondary sources, both contemporary and historical, mostly but not entirely European and north American, that address two distinct but related domains.

280U Fall 2011 Borderlands

This reading seminar will introduce students to important historical work on borderlands regions, defined as zones of interaction between independent polities. About half of the readings will explore the U.S.-Mexican borderlands (from the early colonial era to the present). The other half will concern borderlands in other world regions including western and central Europe, Russia, sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Indonesia, Australia, and China.


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