- Course Description
In the past decade, the internal politics of countries from the UK to Russia and Venezuela have been rocked by economic and immigration crises, information wars, the rise of nationalism and populism, and the emergence of a new type of authoritarian rule. This class explores why some countries are more vulnerable to these pressures while others are more resilient. The course is designed for students to focus on a region or country that they are most interested in and can be used to fulfill the requirements for regional studies minors and concentrations. This class fulfills the IUB GenEd the College (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry.