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AP Comparative Politics Global Awareness IU CO I100:  AP Comparative Politics Global Awareness IU CO I100 Attilia Landini Gogel Credentials:  Credentials Foreign Language studies in Italy European Career MA + 75 The Structure:  The Structure Exchange Interruptions Questions Feed back Learning The Course:  The Course My Background: Foreign languages Passion for learning, traveling, world affairs Signature’ s Mission Statement:  Signature’ s Mission Statement “…to meet the needs of self-motivated learners in a progressive environment driven by global concerns. We emphasize rigor and excellence in academics, the arts, and integrated technologies.” WWW.SIGNATURE.EDU Building Stones :  Building Stones Indiana University International Studies Summer Institute 1997; 1999-2004 http://www.indiana.edu/~global/institute.htm Choices Program Brown University http://www.choices.edu/capitol_forum/ AP Comparative Politics http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_compgov.html?compgovpol IU Center for the Study of Global Change – ISSI http://www.indiana.edu/~global/institute.htm:  IU Center for the Study of Global Change – ISSI http://www.indiana.edu/~global/institute.htm Globalization and its ensuing Issues: Population/Food Security Conflict and its resolution Environment Trade CHOICES for the 21st Century Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University http://www.choices.edu/capitol_forum/ :  CHOICES for the 21st Century Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University http://www.choices.edu/capitol_forum/ Globalization and its ensuing issues: Immigration (Population/Food Security) Terrorism/WMD (Conflict and its resolution) Environment Trade AP Comparative Politics http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_compgov.html?compgovpol:  AP Comparative Politics http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_compgov.html?compgovpol Briefing Papers Democratization Globalization Mexico Nigeria Iran The Result: Unit 1 (9 weeks):  The Result: Unit 1 (9 weeks) Conflict and its Resolution From Ethnic to National Identity Is identity, or the lack of it, the source of conflict? Case study 1: Nigeria, South Africa How do social identities such as Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Gender influence the economic growth of a newly autonomous state and the prospects for democratic development? Case study 2: Rwanda, Sudan Who should stop genocide? From Religious to National Identity Case study 3: Lebanon, Iran How do perspectives of Citizenship and Patriotism originate? How do political attitudes and political ideologies influence these perspectives? Nigeria, South Africa :  Nigeria, South Africa GHW.4.5 Analyze and assess ways that colonialism and imperialism have persisted and continue to evolve in the contemporary world. GHW.9.4 Distinguish and assess the human and physical factors associated with the spread of selected epidemics over time and describe the impact of this diffusion on countries and regions. Propose strategies for limiting the spread of diseases. Rwanda, Sudan :  Rwanda, Sudan GHW.4.3 Identify and compare the main causes, players, and events of imperialism during different time periods. Use a series of political maps to examine the global extent of imperialism. Lebanon, Iran :  Lebanon, Iran GHW.2.2 Differentiate among selected countries in terms of how their identities, cultural and physical environments and forms of government are affected by world religions. GHW.2.4 Analyze and assess the rise of fundamentalist movements in all the world’s major religions during contemporary times (1980–present) and describe the relationships between religious fundamentalism and the secularism and modernism associated with the Western tradition. GHW.6.1 Detect the causes and events of political revolutions in two distinct regions of the world and use maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to document the spread of political ideas that resulted from those events to other regions of the world. (Region 1) Unit 2 :  Unit 2 How does authoritarianism achieve legitimacy? How do personal, military, and one party rule differ on the way to Quasi-Democracies Case study 1: Russia, China Why is the Chinese Communist Party able to evolve and survive while in the former Soviet Union the party collapsed with the whole system? Case study 2: India, Sri Lanka How do modernization and advanced technology impact the transformation of a regime? The ways of Democratization Russia, China:  Russia, China GHW.3.1 Map the distribution of the world’s human population for different time periods. Analyze changes in population characteristics and population density in specific regions. GHW.6.1 Detect the causes and events of political revolutions in two distinct regions of the world and use maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to document the spread of political ideas that resulted from those events to other regions of the world. (Region 2) GHW.3.4 Give examples of and evaluate how the physical and human environments in different regions have changed over time due to significant population growth or decline. India, Sri Lanka:  India, Sri Lanka GHW.2.1 Map the spread over time of world religions from their points of origin and identify those that exhibit a high degree of local and/or international concentration. GHW.2.4 Analyze and assess the rise of fundamentalist movements in all the world’s major religions during contemporary times (1980–present) and describe the relationships between religious fundamentalism and the secularism and modernism associated with the Western tradition. GHW.3.1 Map the distribution of the world’s human population for different time periods. Analyze changes in population characteristics and population density in specific regions. Unit 3 Imperialism, Colonialism, and International Trade: exporting the State:  Unit 3 Imperialism, Colonialism, and International Trade: exporting the State Why do some countries succeed in dispersing power among the people earlier than other societies where power remains concentrated in the hands of elites? What role do cultural values and economic development play in these outcomes? Case study 1: Great Britain, Japan Which aspects do these two advanced democracy have in common? Do the British and Japanese systems fulfill the democratic criteria? Case study 2: Afghanistan, Iraq Does authoritarian rule derive its political control from economic and social issues or just from violence, surveillance, cooptation, and personality cult? Should former imperial power support the development of a civil society and aid to promote economic prosperity? Case study 3: European Union Nationalism, Liberalism, Social Democracy, Communism, and Mercantilism: how do these creations of European thought shape the 2006 reality? Can the post-industrial society end the welfare state and ignore the plight of the weak? Great Britain, Japan :  Great Britain, Japan GHW.4.3 Identify and compare the main causes, players, and events of imperialism during different time periods. Use a series of political maps to examine the global extent of imperialism. GHW.6.2 Prepare maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations showing the origin and spread of specific innovations. Assess the impact of these innovations on the human and physical environments of the regions to which they spread. GHW.10.4 Investigate and assess the impact of imperialistic policies on the formation of new countries in various regions of the world. Afghanistan, Iraq:  Afghanistan, Iraq GHW.7.1 Recognize that conflict and cooperation among groups of people occur for a variety of reasons including nationalist, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and resource concerns that generally involve agreements and disagreements related to territory on Earth’s surface. GHW.10.3 Evaluate and predict the successes and failure of democratic reform movements in challenging authoritarian or despotic regimes in different countries. GHW.10.4 Investigate and assess the impact of imperialistic policies on the formation of new countries in various regions of the world. European Union, Soviet Block:  European Union, Soviet Block GHW.3.2 Identify the push-pull factors that resulted in the migration of human population over time and detect changes in these factors GHW.6.1 Detect the causes and events of political revolutions in two distinct regions of the world and use maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to document the spread of political ideas that resulted from those events to other regions of the world. (Region 3) GHW.7.4 Prepare maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to trace the development and geographic extent of a variety of regional and global cooperative organizations for different time periods. Describe why each was established. Assess their success or lack of success, consequences for citizens, and the role of particular countries in achieving the goals the organizations were established to accomplish. (UN, NAFTA, WTO, WHO, EU, )World Bank, IMF. GHW.10.6 Analyze the human and physical geographic forces that either bind, unite (centripetal forces) or divide (centrifugal forces) a country or countries. Predict the impact of these forces on the future of these countries. Propose strategies that countries can use to overcome the impact of centrifugal forces. Unit 4 Environmental Issues as Human Right the challenge of post imperialism :  Unit 4 Environmental Issues as Human Right the challenge of post imperialism Will sustainability be achievable without the direct and active contribution of these segments which represent over 50% of the population? Which obligation does the state/society have toward the unrepresented like women and minorities? Case study 1: Mexico, Columbia How do these two states respond to the challenges of Post-Imperialism? Can state capacity be built or does it have to evolve from internal force? Case study 2: Brazil, Chile How are the weaker strata of the population paying for a world with too many people and too few resources? Mexico, Columbia:  Mexico, Columbia GHW.3.2 Identify the push-pull factors that resulted in the migration of human population over time and detect changes in these factors GHW.5.2 Describe, using maps, timelines, and/or other graphic presentations, the worldwide trend toward urbanization. Assess the impact of factors such as locational advantages and disadvantages, changing transportation technologies, population growth, changing agricultural production, and the demands of industry on this trend. GHW.7.1 Recognize that conflict and cooperation among groups of people occur for a variety of reasons including nationalist, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and resource concerns that generally involve agreements and disagreements related to territory on Earth’s surface. GHW.7.2 Analyze the physical and human factors involved in conflicts and violence related to nationalist, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and/or resource issues in various parts of the world, over time. Assess the human and physical environmental consequences of the conflicts identified for study. Propose solutions to conflicts that are still ongoing. GHW.11.5 Analyze the impact of tourism on the physical and human environments of selected world regions. Predict the environmental impact of a continued growth in tourism in these regions. Brazil, Chile:  Brazil, Chile GHW.7.3 Analyze and explain why some countries achieved independence peacefully through legal means and others achieved independence as a consequence of armed struggles or wars. GHW.8.3 Detect how the physical and human environments have been altered in selected countries due to trade, commerce, and industrialization. Propose strategies for controlling the impact of these forces on the environments affected. Slide24:  ISBN: 0553375407 Bantam (1995) 272 pages GHW.2.3 Compare and contrast different religions in terms of perspectives on the environment and attitudes toward resource use, both today and in the past. GHW.12.1 Analyze global climate change (sometimes called “global warming”) and assess the validity of this idea, the variable climate changes it forecasts for different parts of Earth, and the implications of these changes for humans (political, economic, and health and welfare.) GHW.12.2 Explain the concepts of linear and exponential growth. Apply these concepts to geographical themes and analyze the consequences of various human responses to these trends. Required Reading Slide25:  GHW.3.3 Analyze the changes in population characteristics and physical and human environments that resulted from the migration of peoples within, between, and among world regions GHW.7.1 Recognize that conflict and cooperation among groups of people occur for a variety of reasons including nationalist*, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and resource concerns that generally involve agreements and disagreements related to territory on Earth’s surface. GHW.8.2 Prepare graphic representations, such as maps, tables, and timelines, to describe the global movement of goods and services between and among countries and world regions over time. Analyze and assess the patterns and networks of economic interdependence or lack of interdependence that result. ISBN: 0374292795 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2006) 608 pages Required Reading Slide26:  GHW.10.1 Differentiate between a state (country) and a nation, specifically focusing on the concepts of territorial control and self-determination of internal and foreign affairs. Analyze the relationship between nations and the states in which they lie. GHW.10.3 Evaluate and predict the successes and failure of democratic reform movements in challenging authoritarian or despotic regimes in different countries. Essentials of Comparative Politics Patrick O’Neil ISBN: 0393976548 W. W. Norton & Company (2003) 322 pages Required Reading Slide27:  ISBN: 1594200459 Penguin Press (2005) 416 pages GHW.1.3 Analyze agricultural hearths and exchanges of crops among regions. Evaluate the impact of agriculture on the subsequent development of culture hearths in various regions of the world. GHW.7.4 Prepare maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to trace the development and geographic extent of a variety of regional and global cooperative organizations for different time periods. Describe why each was established. Assess their success or lack of success, consequences for citizens, and the role of particular countries in achieving the goals the organizations were established to accomplish. (UN, NAFTA, WTO, WHO, EU, World Bank, IMF) GHW.9.2 Identify regional resource issues that may impair sustainability, economic expansion, and/or diversification. Assess the impact of these issues on the physical and human environments of specific regions. Propose strategies for dealing with regional resources issues Required Reading Slide28:  GHW.7.4 Prepare maps, timelines, and/or other graphic representations to trace the development and geographic extent of a variety of regional and global cooperative organizations for different time periods. Describe why each was established. Assess their success or lack of success, consequences for citizens, and the role of particular countries in achieving the goals the organizations were established to accomplish. (UN, NAFTA, WTO, WHO, EU, World Bank, IMF) GHW.10.2 Analyze the formation of states (countries) in selected regions and identify and appraise the contribution of factors, such as nationalism, in their formation. ISBN: 0393324877 W. W. Norton & Company (2004) 304 pages Required Reading Slide29:  “…a message of hope that is heartfelt, thought provoking profoundly inspiring…” http://archive.tpt.org/goodall/ AP Literature:  AP Literature The intimate, human aspect India: God of Small Things Sri Lanka: Running in the Family Nigeria: Things Fall Apart

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