Spring 2015 REEES Course Offerings

Professor Mark Steinberg: History 560 (Problems in Russian History): Politics, Society, and Culture in Modern Russia, 1801-1917

Major themes in the history and historiography of Russia from the early nineteenth century through the revolution of 1917. The course focuses on the exercise and justifications of authority, intellectual and cultural trends, and social life. Central to the course are questions of historical methodology and theory as well as of the interpretation of the Russian past. The emphasis is on examining new work and new approaches. Topics to be explored include practices and representations of power, the intelligentsia, the province, peasants, urban civil society, cultural trends, cities, sex, religion, empire, space, emotions, visualities. 4 graduate hours.

Professor Francis Boyle: LAW 657 (International Human Rights Law)

It will be open to graduate students affiliated with REEEC. The course studies established and developing legal rules and procedures governing the protection of international human rights, including Marxist and Third World, as well as Western, conceptions of those rights. 4 graduate hours. 3 professional hours.

Dr. Judith Pintar: REES 596 (GenTech, SocNet, Re-Image Race)

Topics: Genetic Technologies, Social Networks and the Re-imagining of Race This seminar/practicum examines the production of genetic knowledge and the ways in which this knowledge comes into play in the collective re-imagining of ethnic and racial categories, identities and futures, ranging from the pseudoscientific racist to the utopian “post-racial.” Students will engage in collaborative research as we track in real time the dissemination of genetic and other scientific and technological discoveries through diverse networks, (social, academic, religious, and genealogical, both hobbyist and commercial). Meets with REES 496. 4 graduate hours.

Professor Cynthia Buckley: SOC 488 (Demographic Methods)

Introduction to statistical and mathematical procedures in population analysis; the gathering, processing, and evaluating of registration and census data; the life table model; and procedures of mortality and fertility analysis and population projections. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SOC 380 or consent of instructor. 3 undergraduate or 4 graduate credit hours.

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