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Clark W. Sorensen
SIS 498
Seattle Campus

Readings in International Studies

Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.

Class description

Globalization and Culture

Students will be introduced to some of the recent literature and thinking on Globalization combined with consideration of examples of global social processes. Issues to be addressed will include deterritorialization of culture and whether the concept of cultural imperialism adequately encompasses the cultural processes of globalization.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This is a seminar style course meeting once a week. Students are expected to do substantial reading on their own and write biweekly papers, and beweekly summaries. Class time will be spent discussing the the readings in the context of structuring an argument for a paper.

Recommended preparation

Students should be good readers and should have substantial writing skills that will be polished in this class.

Class assignments and grading

Reading and writing.

Grades for the five biweekly papers (and one rewrite) will be averaged, with small amounts added or subtracted for class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 02/03/2006