POLS 150: Current World Problems Fall 2011, Ohio University


POLS 150: Current World Problems
Call No. 11160
Room: Bentley Hall 132
Time: 12:10-2:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer
Office: 215 Bentley Annex
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2-4 PM, and by appt.

Required Texts

*Michael Lewis (2010), The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (New York: WW Norton), ISBN: 978-0393338829
*Paul Collier (2009), War, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (New York: Harper Perennial), ISBN: 978-0061479649

*Both texts are available from local textbook sellers and (at substantially reduced prices) from online retailers like Amazon.com.  Each book costs less than $9 (about $17.50 for both) online, which is about the price you will pay for renting them both in Athens.  I encourage you to purchase them (and at these prices, that shouldn't prove too much of a hardship for most of you), so that you may highlight/take notes in the text.

Important Deadlines

September 27: Policy Memo Workshop
September 29: Group Meetings, Memo Summaries/Bibliographies Due
October 13: Exam 1 (Over First Course Module)
November 1: Memos Due
November 10: Last day to complete 13th Reading Quiz
November 17: Exam 2 (Over Second Course Module), Memo Revisions Due