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Mary P. Callahan
SIS 501
Seattle Campus

Seminar: Comparative International Studies

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.

Class description

This seminar is intended to introduce students to the field of comparative studies. Comparative studies represents one of the major fields of specialization in International Studies, and more fundamentally is one of the basic ways human beings learn about themselves and their surroundings. The course will focus on important works that use comparative method to study revolutions, culture, globalization, state-society relations and nationalism.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar discussions

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

reading analyses, two papers and participation

80% papers 20% 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: 10/20/2003