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Fall 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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INAF 649 - Great Famines, Hum Assist & Wa
The course will explore famines:  their various definitions, theories of their causes and consequences, how those affected by them cope with them, the stages through which famines pass, and means by which they may be predicted, measured, and assessed.  Famines will be analyzed from three interrelated perspectives:  as economic events, in their political context, and finally as public health and nutritional crisis.  Finally various humanitarian responses to famine and conflict will be examined, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how they may be pursued in insecure settings.  Students will choose individual famines as case studies, write a research paper, and make class presentations on their work. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Affairs Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Foreign Service
      Latin American Studies
      Russian & East European Stud
      Security Studies

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