NINT

5000

Theories, Histories and Practices of Development: Decolonizing International Affairs

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Theory History Practice of Dev

Fall 2022

Taught By: Sean Jacobs

Section: A

CRN: 1178

Credits: 3

Through a mix of lectures, films, discussion, and guest speakers, this course will interrogate what we might mean by order, global norms, rights, and cooperation and consider global affairs through the lenses of colonialism, decolonization, race, class, empire, and resistance, among other themes. This core class surveys the field of International Affairs in response to new global realities, from Black Lives Matter and democratic socialism to ascendant right-wing movements and conflicts stemming from the acute ecological and health crises that confront the twenty-first century. As countries, peoples, governments, cultures, and economies are brought closer together by globalization and ecological and public health challenges, many of these same forces work to separate them, supporting nationalisms, identitarian movements, and retreats to the local. IA practitioners must have a keen understanding of the political stakes of these developments as well as of the institutional, social, and ecological realities that shape them. To that end, this course will examine longstanding debates in IA as well as introducing students to various theoretical and political movements that have sought to critique and remake the academic study and practice of international affairs.

The course follows Global Flows (NINT 5001) in a two-course sequence of required courses. For Spring 2022, please note this course is delivered in two different formats: NINT 5000 CRN 1321 is onsite; UTNS 5003 CRN 11988 is online. Please contact the instructor for any questions.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:04pm EST 12/3/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022