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Young, Gregory D

Sr Instructor Emerita/Emeritus


Research Areas research areas



  • International Relations, Middle East Politics, US National Foreign & Security Policy, Turkish Politics, Cold War Security Studies



courses taught

  • IAFS 1000 - Global Issues and International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues.
  • IAFS 3000 - Special Topics in International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Junior or senior level umbrella seminar spanning a variety of topics relevant to the study of international affairs. Subjects addressed under this heading vary according to student interest and faculty availability. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.
  • PSCI 3062 - Revolution and Political Violence
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Studies and evaluates alternative theoretical frameworks for the analysis of revolution and political violence. Theoretical material is firmly couched in case situations, such as ethnic, class, colonial, urban, racial, and religious conflicts. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101 or PSCI 2012 or IAFS 1000.
  • PSCI 3123 - War, Peace, and Strategic Defense
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Analyzes employment, or the threat of employing force, in securing American interests in the post-Cold War world. Gives special attention to utilities claimed for nuclear weapons, and alternatively, to weapons control and disarmament. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223. Similar to PACS 3800.
  • PSCI 4242 - Middle Eastern Politics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Explores the domestic politics of various Middle Eastern countries as well as the development and globalization of the region. Includes topics such as the ongoing prevalence of dictatorships, political Islamism, oil politics, economic growth and stagnation, and relations with the U.S. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2012.
  • PSCI 4252 - Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Analyzes ethnic identity as a factor in contemporary politics. Deals extensively with the role of ethnic groups in political mobilization, the development of national collective consciousness, nation building, and international relations. Explores the influence of religion, language, history, culture and class on ethnic group formation and behavior. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2012.
  • PSCI 4938 - Internship in Government
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    With instructor's assistance, students secure an internship with a political or governmental organization. In addition to the internship, the class consists of regular seminars, course readings and assignments, and individual conferences with the instructor. Student pursues an academic research project and writes an original research paper. Instructor approval required in semester preceding internship. Contact instructor prior to early registration. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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