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Noam Pianko
JSIS 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.

Class description

Zionism endures as a flashpoint in debates about the history, meaning, and morality of nationalism. Jewish nationalism's ambiguous position in the study of international relations makes it an ideal case study for understanding the historical and contemporary forces fueling nationalism and the processes underscoring the limits of national sovereignty. By focusing on scholarly debates from a variety of disciplines about the past, present, and future of Zionism, students will have the opportunity to consider the dilemmas of balancing national self-determination with individual rights in an age of globalization.

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Class assignments and grading

This class will have a significant amount of reading that students will need to complete in order to participate in class discussions. Grades will be determined on the basis of regular response papers and a final 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: 01/28/2013