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Scott B. Radnitz
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.

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Why do people join mass protests at the risk of physical harm? Why do these movements sometimes result in revolutions? This course will introduce students to some of the best books from sociology and political science in order to answer these and other questions. The books will look at the individual, structural, and organizational factors behind social movements and revolutions and address cases that span the globe. The course will endeavor to apply these theories to current events in the Arab world and elsewhere.

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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 Scott B. Radnitz
Date: 02/22/2012