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Mary P. Callahan
JSIS 495
Seattle Campus

Task Force

Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: JSIS 200; JSIS 201; JSIS 202.

Class description

US-Myanmar Relations in the Second Obama Administration.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Students should start reading news related to Burma/Myanmar from reliable international media. In addition, students should read the weekly newspaper, The Myanmar Times (http://www.mmtimes.com/) as well as the three major online news sites for Burma/Myanmar: Irrawaddy.org, http://www.mizzima.com/, and http://www.dvb.no/.

Additionally, a set of readings and writing assignments will be sent to students before the Christmas break.

Class assignments and grading

Students will work as a team to produce a policy recommendation on US-Myanmar Relations.

Individual contributions to the final report and presentation, as well as the quality of the collective effort.


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 Mary P. Callahan
Date: 11/09/2012