POLS 1500: Themes in Global Politics
Class No. 10140, Section 101
Room: Bentley Hall 140
Time:  10:45-11:40 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer
Office: 215 Bentley Annex
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9-10:45 AM and by appt.

Required Texts*

Brian Alexander, Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of an All-American Town (Picador, 2017)

Steven Radelet, The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World (Simon & Schuster, 2015)

Alexis Okeowo, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Men and Women Fighting Extremism in Africa (Hachette, 2017)

*All books are available from local textbook sellers and (at substantially reduced prices) from online retailers like Amazon.com in a variety of formats. All other readings will be available online, either freely or requiring an OU login. Each book (and to be clear, these are not “textbooks”) can be gotten used online for around $10, which is less than you’ll pay for renting them 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

Drop Date (no grade): January 25
Exam 1 (Over First Course Module): February 25
Final Drop Date: March 29
Exam 2 (Over Second Course Module): April 1
Last day to complete 10th Reading Quiz: April 26
Exam 3 (Over Third Course Module): Monday, April 29 at 10:10 AM