1 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Civil Society Organizations ELECTIVE COURSES This course list refers to confirmed courses for the academic year and therefore may not be exhaustive. Students should feel free to discuss other courses of their interest offered at SU with Professor Peg Hermann. Requests to take courses not listed below will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Questions regarding the specific content and requirements of the following courses should be directed to the faculty/departments offering those courses. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Women s Studies WGS 795 The Practice of Transnational Feminism AAS 731 Militarism and Transformation in South Africa AAS 757 Black Feminist Theories AAS 645 The Caribbean: Sex Workers, Transnational Capital, and Tourism COLLEGE OF HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS Social Work SWK 779 Seminar in Organizational Development and Leadership SWK 777 Community Organization and Development COLLEGE OF LAW LAW 728 International Law LAW 778 International Human Rights LAW 813 The Rule of Law in Post Conflict Reconstruction Seminar LAW 835 Violence Against Women Act LAW 872 International Criminal/Civil Practice & Procedure Seminar LAW 889 International Human Rights and Comparative Disability Law LAW 899 Atrocity Law and Policy: Practicing before International Criminal Tribunals MAXWELL SCHOOL OF CITIZENSHIP Anthropology ANT 553 Women and Social Change ANT 652/452 Anthropology and Public Policy ANT 676 Women, War and Peace
2 Public Administration & International Affairs PAI 601 Fundamentals in Conflict Studies PAI 707 Culture in World Affairs PAI 712 Public Organizations and Management PAI 715 Topics in Global Development (in DC) PAI 716 Economic Dimensions of Global Power PAI 719/PSC719 Fundaments of Post-Conflict Reconstruction PAI 730 Problems in Public Administration PAI 748 Seminar on Nonprofit Management PAI 749 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations PAI 756 International Development Policy and Administration PAI 757/ECN 661 Economics of Development PAI 759 Girls Education in the Developing World PAI 762 Challenges of International Management and Leadership PAI 763 NGO Management in Developing and Transitional Countries PAI 764 UN Organizations Managing Change PAI 765 Humanitarian Action: Challenges, Responses, Results PAI 767 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations PAI 785 Policy Implementation Political Science PSC 682 Social Theory and Middle East Politics PAI 719/PSC719 Fundaments of Post-Conflict Reconstruction Sociology SOC 466 Organizations and Society SOC 825 Foundations of Organizational Sociology Economics ECN 661/PAI 757 Economics of Development MARTIN J. WHITMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT MBC 647 Global Entrepreneurial Management SCM 656 Project Management MGT 762 Leadership and Organization Change MGT 763 Authority and Power Dynamics in Organizations SCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES IST 755 Strategic Management of Information Resources
3 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Women s Studies WSP 695/495 The Practice of Transnational Feminism Advanced seminar on issues of central concern for transnational feminist praxis and working space for discussion of ongoing student research. Anti-capitalist struggles; hegemonic feminisms; radicalization; politics of knowledge; nationalism and sexual politics; anti-imperialist projects. AAS 731 Militarism and Transformation in South Africa Issues of militarism in political process in Southern Africa in last 15 years. Understanding background which unleashed war, destabilization, and violence in region AAS 757 Black Feminist Theories Explores historical backgrounds and contemporary expressions of Black feminist thought around the globe to broaden our knowledge of feminist theory. We take an interdisciplinary approach to Black feminist theory that crosses genres and disciplines AAS 646 The Caribbean: Sex Workers, Transnational Capital, and Tourism A political economy approach to educating students about the human and capital costs of tourism to the Caribbean. The integral relationship between sex work and Caribbean tourism exposes the region s development that has resulted in its current configuration. COLLEGE OF HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS Social Work SWK 779 Seminar in Organizational Development and Leadership Theories, research, and practice models of organizational development and leadership. How organizations function and personal exploration of the self as change agent. Skills of analysis and synthesis for organizational change in public and nonprofit settings. Budget preparation, justification, and analysis. Role and functions of audits and legal reporting requirement. Link between budgeting and fund raising processes. SWK 777 Community Organization and Development Theoretical orientations and skills required for social work practice of community economic development in urban and rural settings. COLLEGE OF LAW LAW 813 The Rule of Law in Post Conflict Reconstruction Seminar
4 This course addresses the legal challenges faced by the international community in reconstructing societies following armed conflict or other crises. The course is divided into two sections. Part one focuses on a number of core issues, including defining and identifying the rule of law; the relationship between the law and reconstruction; the question of transitional justice and international criminal law; international human rights; protecting vulnerable populations; and regulating the security sector. In the second part, the focus moves to case studies, South Africa, Rwanda, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and East Timor to test some of the theoretical premises as well as stimulate debate LAW 835 Violence Against Women Act The Violence Against Women Act course will review the original authorization of the 1994 legislation and key aspects of subsequent re-authorizations that reformed how partner violence and rape cases are handled in the criminal and civil justice system. Key federal and state court cases will also be reviewed. An examination of the canons of statutory interpretation, statutory interpretations and methodologies and legislative history will also be addressed. LAW 728 International Law This course introduces students to the basic subjects, processes, and problems of contemporary public international law. We begin by exploring the sources of public international law; the traditional role of states in international law formation; and the burgeoning role of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and subnational municipalities in transnational legal processes. Our attention then turns to the relationship between international law and U.S. law, including the principles that govern (and impede) the application of international law in U.S. courts. Rather than attempt to canvass the myriad subfields that comprise contemporary public international law, we devote sustained attention to four subjects: principles of jurisdiction, state claims to natural resources, the law of war, and international human rights. With this foundation in place, the course concludes with an invitation to grapple with several perennial critiques of the international legal system. LAW 778 International Human Rights After introducing human rights law in the context of a case study on the death penalty, this course examines international human rights law from both a practical and theoretical perspective. The course is designed to provide students with an informed and critical perspective on international instruments, intergovernmental organizations, and domestic legal arrangements articulating and implementing human rights. Topics will include the historic origins of modern human rights law; the content of and connections between civil, political, social, and economic rights; relationships between human rights law, international criminal law, and the law of armed conflict; transnational strategies associated with implementation and enforcement of human rights law; the importance of soft law; and international responses to mass atrocities LAW 872 International Criminal/Civil Practice & Procedure International Criminal/Civil Practice and Procedure prepares a student for the real world of
5 practicing before international criminal courts and federal district courts related to human rights violations, as well as seeking redress before other world judicial bodies to include the International Court of Justice and the various regional human rights courts. This seminar will be an intensive study of case studies taking the student from initial allegations of war crimes or crimes against humanity, developing an investigative plan, drafting of indictments, preparing pre-trial motions, preparing for trial, and trial practice. Ancillary considerations related to civil suits before regional human rights courts and US federal district courts will be studied as well. The student's written work product and presentations will form the basis of the grade at the end of the course LAW 889 International Human Rights and Disability Law This course introduces students to recent developments in international human rights and comparative disability law, including an analysis of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD was entered into force in 2008 as the first treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities under international law. This course is for law students and other graduate students who are interested in disability rights and international human rights law, generally. The course uses disability as a case study for the study of the development of international human rights protections for certain groups; the adoption, monitoring, and implementation of UN treaties; the role of regional human rights tribunals in enforcing human rights protections for people with disabilities; and the relationship between international human rights laws and domestic disability-related laws in selected countries. LAW 899 Atrocity Law and Policy: Practicing before International Criminal Tribunals International criminal law is a new discipline within the legal profession. Over the past 12 years, the discipline has developed at an exponential rate. Cutting edge rulings and decisions are setting the cornerstones in international criminal law for years to come. It is a rare opportunity for teachers, students, practitioners, and policy makers to be present at the beginnings of a new area of the law. Rarer still is the opportunity for students to be able to take a seminar from one of the senior international practitioners in the field, using his work as the basis for this seminar. Drawing upon unique experiences in West Africa, a great deal of the new ideas and fresh thinking began with our work as the Chief Prosecutor of the international war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone, called the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The seminar will use, as a case study, the entire creative process in West Africa of establishing the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; from planning, preparation, and executing the many tasks necessary to prosecute war criminals in a forgotten and tragic land. Using real world and contemporary cases, vignettes, and scenarios this 2 credit hour seminar will give students a rare opportunity, to study and do research with the practitioner who created the entire prosecutorial plan to prosecute those who bore the greatest responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity that resulted in the murder, rape, maiming, and mutilation of over 1.2 million human beings.
6 MAXWELL SCHOOL OF CITIZENSHIP Anthropology ANT 553 Women and Social Change Function of changes in women's roles in sociocultural urbanization, revolution, and modernization. Women in Third World countries compared to women in industrialized countries. ANT 652/452 Anthropology and Public Policy Cultural aspects of the development and implementation of public policy. Emphasizing decision making methodologies and ethnographic studies of the consequences of implemented policies. Additional work required of graduate students. ANT 676 Women, War and Peace Examines global politics, war and violence through a gender-sensitive lens. The topics include human trafficking, prostitution, militarization, poverty, nationalism, ethnic conflict, war-rapes, torture, genocide, reconciliation and recovery. Additional work required of graduate students. Public Administration & International Affairs PAI 601 Fundamentals in Conflict Studies This course exposes students to a broad range of areas related to the analysis and resolution of conflict. The addition of many Faculty guest lecturers provides diverse frameworks for analyzing conflict and thought provoking cases of conflict and conflict management. The course emphasizes a solid foundation in conflict theory as well as a review of important faculty research and interests in the conflict studies field, giving students an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with faculty and their work. PAI 707 Culture in World Affairs A systematic survey of the ways in which local, organizational, and transnational issues in world affairs are affected by culture. PAI 712 Public Organizations and Management Behavioral systems and management theories and practices in the modern organization. Practical exploration of functions and dysfunctions of various public organizations (governmental and nonprofit) in relation to personal, social, and cultural values. PAI 715 Topics in Global Development (in DC) These courses will meet in Washington, DC at the Greenberg House, evenings, throughout the fall semester. The courses include: Post-Conflict Reconstruction; Strengthening Inter-agency Negotiations; Global Trade and Developing Markets; NGO Leadership; and Global Development Policy. These courses are targeted toward joint MPA/MA in International Relations students who will be in residence for two years and participating in a Fall internship in Washington, DC.
7 Traditional PA graduate students may not be able to take advantage of a fall semester away from campus if core courses are required in that term. PAI 716 Economic Dimensions of Global Power Explores the ways in which growing economic interdependence shifts in the locus of global wealth; and ongoing technological change affect the ability of state and non-state actors to exert influence PAI 719/PSC719 Fundaments of Post-Conflict Reconstruction The goal of this class is to provide students with a broad overview of the field of post-conflict reconstruction (PCR) from both a theoretical and applied point of view. Over the course of the semester we will consider the various goals of PCR work, the range of actors that conduct it and the lessons learned from its application across various settings. PAI 748 Seminar on Nonprofit Management Attributes of the nonprofit sector as compared with government and business; public policy relationships that intertwine these sectors, highlight distinctive skills and talents needed for effective leaders in the nonprofit sector. PAI 749 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations Introductory, practical course for persons aiming for general management careers in nonprofit organizations and who have little or no previous training or experience in accounting and finance. Topics include: financial decision-making techniques; capital budgeting and debt financing; endowment management; financial accounting and reporting principles for not-forprofits; and analysis of financial statements. PAI 763 NGO Management in Developing and Transitional Countries The later stages of the 20th century experienced a remarkable rise in the number and types of nongovernment organizations (NGOs) active in the developing world. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with some insight into the variety of roles that these organizations play in civil society while laying out some of the knowledge and skills required to operate NGOs effectively. Using mini- lectures, case studies, and a simulated project development exercise, the course will cover a broad range of topics including the origins of NGOs, how they are defined, their influences and how they are influenced, NGO boards, governance mechanisms, organizational structures, how NGOs develop a sense of mission and develop programs and projects in support of that mission, and how NGOs generate financial resources and sustain their projects and the organization. PAI 756 International Development Policy and Administration This course will familiarize students with major players, policies and issues in international development cooperation/foreign aid. It includes an overview of development theories, development ethics, development finance, types of development/aid organizations, aid modalities, challenges of aid effectiveness, and selected topics such as good governance or fragile states. The goal is to enable students to understand the roles and comparative
8 advantages of major development actors and instruments, as well as critically assess current development debates, policies and reform efforts. PAI 757/ECN 661 Refer to Economics section below PAI 759 Girls Education in the Developing World Education of girls is one of the most effective means of enhancing the quality of life of all people in the world. Yet in many countries, girl participation in school lags significantly behind that of boys. This seminar type course will explore the benefits of girls education, will discuss many of the obstacles to higher numbers of girls in school, and will review the current state of play in various countries. PAI 762 Challenges of International Management and Leadership Preparation for careers leading and managing organizations in a global environment. Students will think strategically about organizations and gain skills and competencies that effective leaders of all types of organizations need. PAI 763 Managing NGO s in Transitional and Developing Countries The later stages of the 20 th century experienced a remarkable rise in the number and types of non- governmental organizations active in the developing world. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with some insight into the variety of roles that these organizations play in civil society while laying out some of the knowledge and skills required to operate NGOs effectively. PAI 764 UN Organizations Managing Change Processes for change in United Nations organizations. Topics include governance, organizational reform and political reform. PAI 765 Humanitarian Action: Challenges, Responses, Results Major humanitarian challenges worldwide since Disasters caused by nature and man: conflicts and major economic stress. Challenges for women, children, refugees, displaced people. Involvement of government, UN agencies, NGO s, militaries, donors, press and others. PAI 767 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations Theory and practice of fund development for nonprofit organizations. Students develop portfolio of fund development for real nonprofit organization. PAI 785 Implementation of Social Policy Implementation is management. It is managing policies and programs that are brand new, those that are being modified, and those that are replacing existing programs. Policy in all its forms come to managers in clear, direct, and measurable forms, but also with conflicting mandates, ambiguous directives, and measures that are not well defined or all that observable. There are many actors and institutions that shape the formulation and context of policy and
9 fund and regulate policies and programs. Implementation is an integral part of the policy process and public sector governance and one that is dynamic, unpredictable, time consuming, and often does not occur in a straight-forward, linear process. This course is designed to: (1) Familiarize students with the theoretical and conceptual models used to understand the policy implementation process. (2) Examine implementation frameworks, the myriad actors and institutions that seek to influence the implementation of policy, tools for implementing policy, and more generally becoming aware of just how complex and difficult managing implementation can be. (3) Develop the analytical, reflective, and adaptive thinking skills from which managers, policy analysts, and advocates need to improve their ability to implement policy. Political Science PSC 682 Social Theory and Middle East Politics Orientalist, Marxian, Weberian, and postmodern viewpoints about such issues as colonialism, Islamism, nationalism, secularism, authoritarianism, modernity, and patriarchy in the Middle East. PAI 719/PSC719 Fundamentals of Post Conflict Reconstruction Refer to Public Administration & International relations section above Sociology SOC 466 Organizations and Society Nature and types of organizations and organizational processes. Dynamic relationships of organizations to societies and individual identities. SOC 825 Foundations of Organizational Sociology Examines fundamental questions and approaches related to the sociological study of complex, formal organizations. Readings enable students to understand the intellectual development of theory and various historical shifts in emphasis in the field. Economics ECN 661/PAI 757 Economics of Development Economic development in international settings. Labor and employment, population, education, health and nutrition. Why some countries have rapid economic development, and others low growth and pervasive poverty.
10 MARTIN J. WHITMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT MBC 645 Strategic Management Strategy and its integrative role in management. Concepts, models, and skills for developing strategies to create and sustain competitive advantage in a dynamic and global environment. Topics include environmental analysis, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation. MBC 647 Global Entrepreneurial Management The utilization and integration of functional area knowledge to successfully plan and launch new ventures and concepts in start-up, corporate, and nonprofit contexts. SCM 656 Project Management Elements of successful project management. The organization and planning necessary from requirements definition to project closure. Project management processes and techniques. MGT 762 Leadership and Organization Change Nature of the organizational development field and dominant methods, models and perspectives taken. Opportunities provided to increase skills and effectiveness in diagnosing and intervening in ongoing systems. MGT 763 Authority and Power Dynamics in Organizations Explores the psychodynamics of authority and power within and between small work groups in the context of an evolving, fluid learning organization. Participants develop skills identifying, interpreting and expressing the emotions of leadership within groups. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES IST 755 Strategic Management of Information Resources Seminar. Integration of previous learning on the various components of management, user needs, and technologies. In-depth review and use of case studies on a range of critical information resources management areas.