Instructor: Betty Hanson
While this is not an Honors course, Prof. Hanson welcomes Honors students of all majors and would be happy to offer Honors conversions for interested students.
This is a course in international relations, and as such, its orientation is toward broader issues of world politics, using South Asia as a case. These issues include nation-building, “enduring rivalries,” ethnic conflict, nuclear proliferation, militant extremism, and development strategies. An important purpose of the course is to provide the historical and political background for understanding the current developments in South Asia that threaten international stability and security.