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Saadia Pekkanen
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

Survey of International Relations

Focuses on the theory, history, and practice of international relations. Provides also grounding in methods, subfield boundaries, and policy applications. Focuses on skills in conducting IR related research and writing.

Student learning goals

Explain major theories of IR

Define key terms and concepts in IR

Apply major theories of IR

Apply research methods

Improve research and writing skills

General method of instruction

Lecture, and seminar format.

Recommended preparation

All assigned readings before class.

Class assignments and grading

Oral participation, response papers, and research paper.

Oral participation, response papers, and research paper.


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: 10/12/2011