PSCI 220
Afghanistan Post-Mortem Fall 2014
Division II
Cross-listed ANTH 208 / PSCI 220 / INST 208 / GBST 208 / ASST 208
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 15-20
Class#: 1167
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: grading will be determined by class participation, two short essays, and a 15-page research paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Anthropology and Sociology majors, international studies concentrators, Political Science and Asian Studies majors will get preference
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ANTH 208 Division II PSCI 220 Division II INST 208 Division II GBST 208 Division II ASST 208 Division II

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