POLITICS OF WATER
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31662
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Letter Grade
Description
Given the need to highlight the contributions political science offers to our study of the Anthropocene, this interdisciplinary course investigates the role of water in the political development of contemporary Central Eurasia. As a landlocked world region, Central Eurasia provides a compelling case for the study of the political, social, and technological innovations that has yielded sites of ecological disaster and environmental frontiers of opportunity. This course guides students through the key stages of Soviet political change and its impact on the issues of Central Eurasian water culture: the collapse of tsarist governance and the withdrawal of its engineer-specialists, ending its "civilizing mission"; the arrival of US experts whose modern irrigation methods inadvertently contributed to environmental degradation and economic dependence; the "shock" construction sites of the Stalin era; the misguided dam-building projects of the late Soviet period; and finally the issues relating to the international cooperation to manage the river basins connecting Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
Class Attributes
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Global Studies
Russian & East European Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Vasili Rukhadze
Topic
POL. OF WATER IN CENTRAL ASIA
Meets
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
209 Mervis Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
32
Seats Open
3
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
3
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20