Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration for the course is managed by the Center for Global Education on their web site. There is a $1500 course fee that includes most travel expenses; see the CGE page for details.
This course is an in-depth examination of theories that seek to explain how political systems address economic inequality, development, trade, labor relations, investment, migration, and natural resources, with applications to contemporary international politics.
The course will meet regularly on campus as a regular fall semester course. At the end of the fall 2017 semester the course will travel as a group to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for 10 days of site visits from January 2 to January 12, 2018. Both the fall semester course meetings and assignments as well as the travel component are required elements of the course. Site visits in Vietnam will include governmental and non-governmental development, public health, and infrastructure projects; private firms producing for local and export markets; meetings with former government officials; and meetings at a Vietnamese university. Students in the Marymount program will work with local Vietnamese university students on a series of group investigations.
This course meets Marymount's "Global Perspectives" and "Advanced Social Science" requirements.
Course Assignments and Grades
Course grades will be based on a weighted average of the following:
Any student who misses 3 or 4 class sessions will lose 1/3 of a letter grade for the grade for the course. Any student who misses 5 class sessions will automatically fail the course. Any student who does not fully participate in the travel component of the course, or who significantly disrupts the site visits, will automatically fail the course.
Any student who violates the code of Academic Integrity, by cheating on an in-class exam or plagiarizing a written assignment, will automatically fail the course.
Students who fail the course automatically, due to poor attendance or an academic integrity violation, will not participate in the site visit to Vietnam and will not have the travel fees refunded.
General information session for the course
Wednesday, March 29, 2pm, Rowley Hall room G207
A number of articles are required for the course; these will be posted on Canvas. Two books are required for the course:
In addition, students should purchase:
Coursework on site in Vietnam will be from January 2 to 12, 2018 and will include a number of site visits. We will distribute and post a detailed itinerary for the trip before we travel, and will post at least some details on this site as we confirm them over the summer and fall 2017.
Specific reading assignments and schedule for the semester will be posted in summer.