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JACKSON SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
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JSIS 123 Introduction to Globalization (5) I&S, DIV M. SPARKE
Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization. Focuses on the growth and intensification of global ties. Addresses the resulting inequalities and tensions, as well as the new opportunities for cultural and political exchange. Topics include the impacts on government, finance, labor, culture, the environment, health, and activism. Offered: jointly with GEOG 123.
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JSIS 187 Study Abroad: Global (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 188 Study Abroad: Canadian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 189 Study Abroad: African Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 190 Study Abroad: Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 191 Study Abroad: East Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 192 Study Abroad: South Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 193 Study Abroad: Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 194 Study Abroad: European Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 196 Study Abroad: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 197 Study Abroad: Middle Eastern Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 200 States and Capitalism: The Origins of the Modern Global System (5) I&S Kasaba, Migdal, Yang
Origins of the modern world system in the sixteenth century and its history until World War I. Interacting forces of politics and economics around the globe, with particular attention to key periods of expansion and crisis. Offered: A.
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JSIS 201 The Making of the 21st Century (5) I&S Bachman, Callahan, Migdal, Radnitz
Provides a historical understanding of the twentieth century and major global issues today. Focuses on interdisciplinary social science theories, methods, and information relating to global processes and on developing analytical and writing skills to engage complex questions of causation and effects of global events and forces. Recommended: JSIS 200. Offered: WSp.
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JSIS 202 Cultural Interactions in an Interdependent World (5) I&S Robinson, Sorensen, Warren, Wellman
Cultural interaction among societies and civilizations, particularly Western and non-Western. Intellectual, cultural, social, and artistic aspects; historical factors. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS 203 Rise of Asia (5) I&S Anchordoguy, Bachman, Giebel, Sorensen
Key themes in the study of Asia, with focus on the present. Topics include: the notion of "Asia;" cultural and religious similarities and differences; comparison of colonial experiences under Western and Asian powers; World War II and liberation; postwar patterns of economic and political development; social patterns and issues. Offered: A.
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JSIS 300 Claims and Evidence in International Studies Research (5) I&S
Covers the methodology of international and global studies social science research. Introduces different methods of research including quantitative, qualitative, historical, and ethnographic. Offered: AWSp.
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JSIS 385 Junior Honors Seminar (5) I&S Porter
Designed to facilitate writing of honors thesis through methodological and bibliographical research. Required of honors candidates.
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JSIS 387 Study Abroad - International Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 388 Study Abroad: Canadian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 389 Study Abroad: African Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 390 Study Abroad: Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 391 Study Abroad: East Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 392 Study Abroad: South Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 393 Study Abroad: Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 394 Study Abroad (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in Study Abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 396 Study Abroad: Latin American Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 397 Study Abroad: Middle Eastern Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 478 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies from quarter to quarter.
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JSIS 480 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 481 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 482 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 483 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 484 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Course content varies.
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JSIS 485 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Topics vary.
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JSIS 486 Special Topics in Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 487 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 488 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 489 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Topics vary.
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JSIS 491 Senior Honors Seminar (5-) I&S Porter
Study of issues related to students' thesis topics. Develops thesis-writing skills. Open only to Jackson School honors students.
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JSIS 492 Senior Honors Seminar (-5) I&S
Students write a senior thesis working with their individual writing advisers.
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JSIS 493 Senior Research (2)
Independent research and writing under supervision of a faculty member. Open only to International Studies majors.
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JSIS 494 Journal Workshop for Editors (1/2)
Prepares students to be peer reviewers and editors for academic journals. Introduces the format and management processes of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications, as well as training in practical editing skills. Includes opportunities to work for the Jackson School Journal of International Studies. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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JSIS 495 Task Force (5) I&S
Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: JSIS 200; JSIS 201; JSIS 202.
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JSIS 497 Internship (1-5, max. 15)
Credit for the completion of an approved internship in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 498 Readings in International Studies (5) I&S
Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
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JSIS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 15)
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JSIS 500 Origins of the Global System (5) Kasaba, Migdal
Explores the development of global interdependence from the fifteenth century to World War II; the interrelationship of politics and economics; and international political economy from contextual, institutional, and historical perspectives. Offered: A.
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JSIS 501 Seminar: Comparative International Studies (5) Bachman, Kasaba, Poznanski
Focuses on comparison across geographical areas including comparative political economy, comparative cultures, and comparative institutions. Provides familiarity with the comparative method of inquiry, an understanding of the interplay between area studies and cross-regional theories, and skills in conducting comparative research and writing. Prerequisite: ECON 200; ECON 201. Offered: W.
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JSIS 511 Research Design and Methods for International Studies (5) Chirot, Curran
Review of the approaches to posing and answering research questions in the disciplines affiliated with international studies. Explores epistemological approaches and associated methodologies to prepare students to effectively read across the literature of international studies, develop their own research design based on a research question, and write a research proposal. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS 513 Teaching International Studies (2, max. 4) Migdal
For current and prospective teaching assistants. Includes teaching writing, leading effective discussions, the art of evaluation, and teaching critical reading skills; videotaping of actual teaching sessions of participants in class. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 578 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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JSIS 582 Special Topics (2-5, max. 10)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 583 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15)
Special topics in Asian Studies. Course content varies by instructor.
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JSIS 584 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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JSIS 585 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 586 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) Sears
Course content varies.
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JSIS 587 Special Topics (3-5, max. 15)
Course content varies.
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JSIS 589 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 591 Colloquium in International Studies (1-, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 592 Colloquium in International Studies (-1-, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 593 Colloquium in International Studies (-1, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 594 International and Area Studies (2) Hamilton, Kasaba, S. Pekkanen
Exposes students to the four-fold thematic intellectual rubric of the school, and to the wide range of teaching and research agendas represented in the Jackson School. Required common course for all first-year graduate and doctoral students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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JSIS 595 Research Tutorial ([1-12]-, max. 12)
Introduces students to social science research methods that may be applicable to their research agenda. Focuses on reading, discussion, commentary, writing, and especially rewriting under close and targeted supervision by the professor. Offered: jointly with LAW B 554.
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JSIS 596 Field Seminar in Religions, Cultures, and Civilizations (5) Robinson, Wellman
Exposes students to the diversity of cultural and religious life through world area studies; histories; cultural and political movements; and religious institutions and practices. Topics include religions, cultures, power, colonialism, empire, communities, nations, states, identities, alterities, civilizations, social movements, resistance, development, and security.
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JSIS 597 Field Seminar in States, Markets, and Societies (5) Hamilton, R. Pekkanen, Radnitz
Exposes students to theoretical and empirical debates about engagement of states with their societies and with transnational actors in their historical, political, and social settings. Topics include state formation, social change, development, state-market relations, globalization, identities, ethnicities, gender, revolutions, democratization, corruption, clientalism, civil societies, NGOs, and social movements. Offered: jointly with SOC 597.
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JSIS 598 Field Seminar in Peace, Violence, and Security (5) Chirot, S. Pekkanen
Exposes students to theoretical and foreign policy debates about global security challenges, conflicts, and violence, and issues of their prevention. Topics include balance of power, nationalism, ethnic conflict, genocide, offense-defense balance, weaponry, intelligence, invasions, interventions, peacekeeping, arms control, and national security.
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JSIS 599 Field Seminar in Law, Rights, and Governance (3-5) K. FRIEDMAN, A. GODOY, S. PEKKANEN, M. SPARKE
Exposes students to theoretical and policy debates about the causes and consequences of legal evolution, rule of law, and a broad range of world governance concerns. Topics include human rights, markets, commerce, climate, environment, migration, institutions, justice, order, and rule of law. Offered: jointly with LAW B 568.
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JSIS 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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JSIS 602 International Studies Practicum (2-3, max. 6)
Professional practicum for student in International Studies graduate programs. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 700 Master's Thesis (*)
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JSIS 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*)
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