TAM Course Pages

This is the course page archive. For recent courses, visit the TAM Course Pages.

The following pages contain representative examples of the syllabi and/or course descriptions followed in various TAM modules. Not all of the syllabi from all TAM courses are contained in this site. Syllabi vary across years, faculty, and sites.

2008/09 Courses

UNC Required CourseUNC ElectivesModules

Below are available syllabi from the 2008/09 academic year. Not all courses offered are represented here.

UNC at Chapel Hill — Required Courses

Required for Track I Students

Varieties of Democratic Capitalism in Europe and North America
POLI 745
Professor John D. Stephens
TR, 3:30-4:45, GEC 3024
Office hours: Tues 2:00-3:30, Weds 4:00-5:30, GEC 3211
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European Integration - Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes
POLI 733
Professor Christiane Lemke
MWF, 9:00-11:30, GEC 1009
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Tolerance and Citizenship in Transatlantic Perspective
POLI 891
Professor Donald Searing
W, 2:00-4:50pm, 351 Hamilton Hall
Office hours: By appointment, 319 Hamilton Hall
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Required for Track II

For the Fall 2008 semester, TAM II students were on the UNC campus and took the following courses along with two electives.

The EU as a Global Actor
POLI 891
Professor Holger Moroff
T, 5:00-7:30
Office Hours: T, 1:00-2:30
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Comparative Welfare States
SOCI 813
Professor John D. Stephens
W, 5:30-8:15
Office Hours: T, 2:00=3:30
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Required for Tracks I and II

Friday Lecture Series
POLI 891
Sandi Chapman; Professor: John D. Stephens
Please see the CES website (calendar) for details: www.unc.edu/depts/europe

UNC at Chapel Hill — Elective Courses

In addition, while at UNC-CH, all TAM students choose one course from a list of electives. Please note that this list varies somewhat year to year.

In 2008 we were able to offer the following elective courses:

  1. International Conflict Management
    PLAN 799

    Terry Barnett (website)

    This course focuses on skill-building useful in managing international conflicts. Students engage in mock negotiations - systematically preparing, conducting and reviewing their own actions. Based on the theoretical and experimental frameworks presented in the course, students analyze a number of conflict situations around the world.

  2. Undivided Europe
    POLI 438

    Professor Milada Vachudova (website)

    This course explores the collapse of communist rule in 1989, and the reaction of international institutions to the challenges of democratization, economic transition, ethnic conflict and European integration in an Undivided Europe.

  3. Constitutional Policies and the Judicial Process
    POLI 416
    Professor Isaac Unah (website)

    The class involves the analysis of the structure and functions of judicial systems emphasizing the organization, administration, and politics of judicial bureaucracies and roles of judges, juries, counsel, litigants, and interested groups in adjudication processes.

  4. The History of Sexulaity in America
    HIST 566
    Professor John Sweet (website)

    A history of the sexual practices, desires, and understandings of Americans, from earliest colonial encounters to the late 20th century.

  5. Southern Politics: Critical Thinking and Writing
    JOMC 458 Professor J. Ferrel Guillory (website)

TAM Track II

All TAM II students were on campus for the Spring 2009 semester and took the following two required classes and two of the electives listed below.

Comparative Political Research and Analysis
POLI 730

Professor Liesbet Hooghe
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European Security - The Enlarging EU and the Transatlantic Relationship
POLI 736

Professor Milada Anna Vachudova
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In addition, TAM Track II students were able to choose from the following electives. Three students also arranged independent study projects with Professors John Stephens and Holger Moroff in the spring.

POLI 789 – Game Theory
POLI 784 – Intermediate Social Statistics
PWAD 465 – Literature of Atrocity
HIST 712 – Modern European History
ASIA 455 – Arabs in America
ENGL 660 – War in Shakespeare
POLI 442 – International Political Economy


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