JUNIOR SEMINAR:SUSTAINING GROWTH AND CONTROLLING ITS CONSEQUENCES

Semester: 
Instructor(s): 
Units: 
4
Section: 
8
Number: 
191
CCN: 
71891
Times: 
M 10a-12p
Location: 
BRIE (2234 Piedmont)
Course Description: 

A Research Seminar on Economic Adaptation to Twin Challenges in the Global Economy.

 

The course will consider the two challenges generated in the era of the Third Globalization:  1) How will countries adapt to the profound transformation of production? 2) Can the challenge of containing climate change be met while sustaining growth? 


The background materials for the course will be two recent books:  The Third Globalization:  Can Wealthy Countries Stay Rich?  and Can Green Sustain Growth: From The Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity?

 

After several weeks of discussion, students will be expected to select a research problem from one of the two themes.  A significant research paper will be the primary requirement. The course assumes the ability to do a significant research paper.

 

The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research.

 

Junior seminars fulfill upper division requirements for the major. 

 

Subfield:   Comparative

**For administrative questions, please contact Dr. John Zysman at zysman@berkeley.edu

Please note, during the week of February 2nd through 7th, class will be held at BRIE (2234 Piedmont) on Wednesday, Feburary 5th.

Requirements: 

A one page note stating your interests, a summary of your grades and course work, and research experience is required. A additional writing sample may be requested.  An interview for class admission will be required.

Please submit the one page statement to zysman@berkeley.edu.

 

 

Prerequisites: 

Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status (must be 3rd or 4th year students with at least 60 units completed) with a minimum overall UC GPA of 3.3.  Students must place themselves on the waitlist through TeleBEARS in Phase 1. Selection will occur around November 8, 2013.  Continued enrollment in the seminar will be contingent upon maintaining your overall UC GPA at 3.3 (i.e., an overall UC GPA of a 3.2999 will not suffice).  Priority may be given to students who have not yet taken a junior seminar.

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