PIA 2020 (Fall 2014)

Introduction to Public Affairs – PIA 2020
Graduate School of Public and International Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Syllabus

Week  (Aug 27)

Week 2 (Sep 3)

Week 3 (Sep 10) – Guest speaker: Prof. Jennifer Murtazashvili (10:00).

Week 4 (Sep 17) – Guest speaker: Prof. Vera Achvarina, Readings for Prof. Achvarina’s lecture: No Place to Hide    why_do_children_fight

Week 5 (Sep 24)

Week 6 (Oct 1)

Week 7 (Oct 8)

Week 8 (Oct 15), Class discussion: Sandel (Intro, Ch 1-3), Schiavo-Campo (Ch 3, 16), Zakaria (Intro, Ch 1-4)

Week 9: Mid-term (Oct 22) 9:00-11:00

Week 10 (Oct 29)

Week 11 (Nov 5)

Week 12 (Nov 12), Class discussion: Huntington (week 10), Gordimer (week 3), and Orwell (week 4)

Week 13 (Nov 19), Class discussion: Zakaria book, Mayfield (week 4), and Naipaul (In a free state story – the third story in the book)

** Presentations (each team has 3-5 minutes)

Week 14 – No class. Thanksgiving.

Week 15 (Dec 3), Lecture and Review

Week 16: Final exam (Dec 10) 9:00-12:00

** Exam guidelines – Final version!

** Reading list for the final exam

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