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Spotlight: Cool Courses Spring 2024

January 31, 2024

Spring 2024 Cool Courses:

Jesus Hidalgo

Jesús Hidalgo

JSIS 110 A: Sports & Global Affairs 
TTH 11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Covers the connection between sports and global affairs, including wars, dictatorships, racism, and women and LGTBQIA communities’ discrimination, while also examining several socioeconomic, political, and historical issues at local, national, and global levels.

Instructor: Jesús Hidalgo
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Vanessa Freije

Vanessa Freije

JSIS 101 A: Media and Information Technology in Global Conflict
MW 12:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Explores media and information technology’s role in global conflicts since the twentieth century. How different groups have mobilized new technologies for covert warfare, surveillance, and cyberattacks, as well as for self-determination, cultural survival, and whistleblowing. Includes war photography, bots and election interference, and Indigenous movements and media.

Instructor: Vanessa Freije
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Sunila Kale

Sunila Kale

JSIS 203 A: Rise of Asia
TTh 1:30 – 3:20 p.m.

Key themes in the study of Asia, with a focus on the present. Topics include the notion of “Asia,” cultural and religious similarities and differences, a comparison of colonial experiences under Western and Asian powers, World War II and liberation, postwar economic and political development.

Instructor: Sunila Kale
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