Mary P. Callahan
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.
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
Class assignments and grading
reading analyses, two papers and participation
80% papers 20% participation