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JSIS 123 Introduction to Globalization (5) I&S, DIV M. SPARKE
Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization. Focuses on the growth and intensification of global ties. Addresses the resulting inequalities and tensions, as well as the new opportunities for cultural and political exchange. Topics include the impacts on government, finance, labor, culture, the environment, health, and activism. Offered: jointly with GEOG 123.
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JSIS 187 Study Abroad: Global (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 188 Study Abroad: Canadian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 189 Study Abroad: African Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 190 Study Abroad: Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 191 Study Abroad: East Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 192 Study Abroad: South Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 193 Study Abroad: Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 194 Study Abroad: European Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 196 Study Abroad: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 197 Study Abroad: Middle Eastern Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 200 States and Capitalism: The Origins of the Modern Global System (5) I&S Kasaba, Migdal, Yang
Origins of the modern world system in the sixteenth century and its history until World War I. Interacting forces of politics and economics around the globe, with particular attention to key periods of expansion and crisis. Offered: A.
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JSIS 201 The Making of the 21st Century (5) I&S Bachman, Callahan, Migdal, Radnitz
Provides a historical understanding of the twentieth century and major global issues today. Focuses on interdisciplinary social science theories, methods, and information relating to global processes and on developing analytical and writing skills to engage complex questions of causation and effects of global events and forces. Offered: WSp.
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JSIS 202 Cultural Interactions in an Interdependent World (5) I&S Robinson, Sorensen, Warren, Wellman
Cultural interaction among societies and civilizations, particularly Western and non-Western. Intellectual, cultural, social, and artistic aspects; historical factors. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS 203 Rise of Asia (5) I&S Anchordoguy, Bachman, Giebel, Sorensen
Key themes in the study of Asia, with focus on the present. Topics include: the notion of "Asia;" cultural and religious similarities and differences; comparison of colonial experiences under Western and Asian powers; World War II and liberation; postwar patterns of economic and political development; social patterns and issues. Offered: A.
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JSIS 222 Global Markets, Local Economies (5) I&S J. BEGUN
Introduces basic economic concepts and tools to analyze the growing economic impact of economic globalization on local economies around the world, in areas such as local and foreign investment, supply chains, international trade, financial markets, and economic growth.
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JSIS 300 Claims and Evidence in International Studies Research (5) I&S
Covers the methodology of international and global studies social science research. Introduces different methods of research including quantitative, qualitative, historical, and ethnographic. Offered: AWSp.
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JSIS 385 Junior Honors Seminar (5) I&S Porter
Designed to facilitate writing of honors thesis through methodological and bibliographical research. Required of honors candidates.
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JSIS 387 Study Abroad - International Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 388 Study Abroad: Canadian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 389 Study Abroad: African Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 390 Study Abroad: Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 391 Study Abroad: East Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 392 Study Abroad: South Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 393 Study Abroad: Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 394 Study Abroad (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in Study Abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 396 Study Abroad: Latin American Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 397 Study Abroad: Middle Eastern Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
For participants in study abroad program. Specific course content varies. Courses do not automatically apply to major/minor requirements.
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JSIS 478 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies from quarter to quarter.
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JSIS 480 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Content varies.
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JSIS 481 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 482 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 483 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 484 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Course content varies.
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JSIS 485 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Topics vary.
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JSIS 486 Special Topics in Southeast Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 487 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 488 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
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JSIS 489 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) I&S
Topics vary.
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JSIS 491 Senior Honors Seminar (5-) I&S Porter
Study of issues related to students' thesis topics. Develops thesis-writing skills. Open only to Jackson School honors students.
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JSIS 492 Senior Honors Seminar (-5) I&S
Students write a senior thesis working with their individual writing advisers.
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JSIS 493 Senior Research (2)
Independent research and writing under supervision of a faculty member. Open only to International Studies majors.
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JSIS 494 Journal Workshop for Editors (1/2)
Prepares students to be peer reviewers and editors for academic journals. Introduces the format and management processes of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications, as well as training in practical editing skills. Includes opportunities to work for the Jackson School Journal of International Studies. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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JSIS 495 Task Force (5) I&S
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.
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JSIS 497 Internship (1-5, max. 15)
Credit for the completion of an approved internship in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 498 Readings in International Studies (5) I&S
Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
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JSIS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 15)
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JSIS 500 Origins of the Global System (5) Kasaba, Migdal
Explores the development of global interdependence from the fifteenth century to World War II; the interrelationship of politics and economics; and international political economy from contextual, institutional, and historical perspectives. Offered: A.
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JSIS 501 Seminar: Comparative International Studies (5) Bachman, Kasaba, Poznanski
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.
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JSIS 511 Research Design and Methods for International Studies (5) Chirot, Curran
Review of the approaches to posing and answering research questions in the disciplines affiliated with international studies. Explores epistemological approaches and associated methodologies to prepare students to effectively read across the literature of international studies, develop their own research design based on a research question, and write a research proposal. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS 513 Teaching International Studies (2, max. 4) Migdal
For current and prospective teaching assistants. Includes teaching writing, leading effective discussions, the art of evaluation, and teaching critical reading skills; videotaping of actual teaching sessions of participants in class. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 530 Foundations of the World Order (4)
Covers the economic, political, military, social, and cultural forces that have shaped the foundations of the contemporary world order. Selective examination of major historical events and contemporary issues explains the role of both state and non-state actors in determining the trajectory of the international system.
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JSIS 532 Global Challenges (2)
Frames the world through a multi-disciplinary lens, exposing students to the growing community of stakeholders within the modern international affairs arena. Examines how government, business, philanthropy, and civil society engage, individually and collectively, in tackling critical global challenges.
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JSIS 534 International Law and the Use of Force (2)
Examines the legal foundations for the use of military force in a time of dynamic change in international relations, to include just-war theory and international humanitarian law. Topics include humanitarian intervention, the UN "responsibility to protect", terrorism, suicide bombers, "unprivileged belligerents", targeted killing, and robotic warfare.
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JSIS 536 Global Economic Trends (4)
Examines the global economic system, including trade trends and movement of international financial markets, with emphasis on Asia and Europe through survey of transformative processes associated with the development of global capitalism; presents challenges to world order and economic development.
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JSIS 538 Governance, Transparency, and Anti-Corruption (2) T. WILLIAMS
Examines the structural components of responsible governance in public and private arenas and the causes of implications of corruption on institutions and society. Covers legal frameworks governing corrupt practices, private sector ethics and anti-corruption measures, corruption in development aid, and international transparency initiatives. Offered: W.
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JSIS 540 Economics and Poliics of International Development (2) J. BEGUN
Examines the political economy of development in less-developed nations in particular, post-World War II development in Africa and East Asia. Covers basic economic theory and surveys the roles and tools of domestic and foreign governments, international organizations, aid agencies, and businesses in affecting development outcomes.
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JSIS 542 Dimensions of Security (2)
Examines the evolution of global security agendas in response to security challenges that are increasingly non-military and longer term in nature. Through a Middle East lens, students examine traditional security issues, and the emergence of non-conventional challenges and threats, such as environmental degradation and resource scarcity.
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JSIS 544 Applied Research Client Project - Part I (2)
MAAIS capstone experience. Students work in teams to tackle an international affairs challenge presented by an external client. Students arrange a client briefing, define the scope of the challenge, analyze the underlying issues, and begin to flesh out actionable policy and programmatic recommendations. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 545 Applied Research Client Project - Part II (2)
MAAIS capstone experience. Students work in teams to tackle an international affairs challenge presented by an external client. Students finalize their written client report and present their findings and recommendations in a formal client briefing. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 547 Changing Nature of States and Societies (4)
Explores global stability and instability, focusing in on four principal domains of transformation in contemporary nation states: poverty, religion, migration, and energy.
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JSIS 548 Geopolitical Issues and Challenges (2)
Examines interconnected challenges affecting global geopolitics, using South Asia as a frame of reference and drawing linkages to the boarder global context. Issues covered include international security decision-making, civil-military relations, state-federal relations, and regional-global dynamics.
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JSIS 549 Capstone Simulation (2)
Guides students in applying their knowledge to realistic analyses of current problems in international studies through an intensive simulation experience that emphasizes leadership, negotiation, and real-tie crisis management and decision-making.
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JSIS 578 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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JSIS 582 Special Topics (2-5, max. 10)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 583 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15)
Special topics in Asian Studies. Course content varies by instructor.
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JSIS 584 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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JSIS 585 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 586 Special Topics (1-5, max. 15) Sears
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JSIS 587 Special Topics (3-5, max. 15)
Course content varies.
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JSIS 589 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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JSIS 591 Colloquium in International Studies (1-, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 592 Colloquium in International Studies (-1-, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 593 Colloquium in International Studies (-1, max. 2) Migdal, Kasaba
Required colloquium for first-year Master in International Studies (MAIS) students. Informal introduction to the faculty and major avenues of research in international studies. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 594 International and Area Studies (2) Hamilton, Kasaba, S. Pekkanen
Exposes students to the four-fold thematic intellectual rubric of the school, and to the wide range of teaching and research agendas represented in the Jackson School. Required common course for all first-year graduate and doctoral students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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JSIS 595 Research Tutorial ([1-12]-, max. 12)
Introduces students to social science research methods that may be applicable to their research agenda. Focuses on reading, discussion, commentary, writing, and especially rewriting under close and targeted supervision by the professor. Offered: jointly with LAW B 554.
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JSIS 596 Field Seminar in Religions, Cultures, and Civilizations (5) Robinson, Wellman
Exposes students to the diversity of cultural and religious life through world area studies; histories; cultural and political movements; and religious institutions and practices. Topics include religions, cultures, power, colonialism, empire, communities, nations, states, identities, alterities, civilizations, social movements, resistance, development, and security.
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JSIS 597 Field Seminar in States, Markets, and Societies (5) Hamilton, R. Pekkanen, Radnitz
Exposes students to theoretical and empirical debates about engagement of states with their societies and with transnational actors in their historical, political, and social settings. Topics include state formation, social change, development, state-market relations, globalization, identities, ethnicities, gender, revolutions, democratization, corruption, clientalism, civil societies, NGOs, and social movements. Offered: jointly with SOC 597.
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JSIS 598 Field Seminar in Peace, Violence, and Security (5) Chirot, S. Pekkanen
Exposes students to theoretical and foreign policy debates about global security challenges, conflicts, and violence, and issues of their prevention. Topics include balance of power, nationalism, ethnic conflict, genocide, offense-defense balance, weaponry, intelligence, invasions, interventions, peacekeeping, arms control, and national security.
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JSIS 599 Field Seminar in Law, Rights, and Governance (3-5) K. FRIEDMAN, A. GODOY, S. PEKKANEN, M. SPARKE
Exposes students to theoretical and policy debates about the causes and consequences of legal evolution, rule of law, and a broad range of world governance concerns. Topics include human rights, markets, commerce, climate, environment, migration, institutions, justice, order, and rule of law. Offered: jointly with LAW B 568.
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JSIS 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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JSIS 602 International Studies Practicum (2-3, max. 6)
Professional practicum for student in International Studies graduate programs. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS 700 Master's Thesis (*)
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JSIS 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*)
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