ASST 208 Fall 2014 Afghanistan Post-Mortem

Cross Listed as PSCI220, ANTH208, INST208
The United States attacked and defeated the Afghan Taliban regime over in the course of a few short weeks in 2001. Over the next decade, the finality of that victory was brought into question as the Taliban regrouped and eventually reasserted itself as a formidable guerilla army that the U.S. military could not defeat. This course examines the history of American involvement in Afghanistan, beginning in the Cold War when the U.S. used Afghanistan as a test case for new models of political modernization and economic development, through the Soviet occupation and U.S. support for Islamist political parties in the 1980s, and continuing with the most recent abortive U.S. efforts at nation-building and social and political reform.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: grading will be determined by class participation, two short essays, and a 15-page research paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Anthropology and Sociology majors, international studies concentrators, Political Science and Asian Studies majors will get preference
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 15-20
Class Number: 1166
ASST 208 - 01 (F) SEM Afghanistan Post-Mortem Division 2: Social Studies David B. Edwards
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hopkins Hall 400 (Rogers Room) 1166
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