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Resat Kasaba
SIS 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: SIS 200; SIS 201; SIS 202; SIS 401.

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Task Force on US Policy in the Middle East This Task Force will consider US foreign policy options in the contemporary Middle East with a particular focus on the situation in Iraq. The students who enroll in this Task Force are required to do the assigned background reading before the course begins and be prepared to start their research and writing early in the quarter. The major part of the studentsí grades will be determined by their contribution to the Task Force Report that will be researched and written as a group. There will also be a test to measure the studentsí basic knowledge of the Middle East. This test will be given during the second week of the quarter and will be based on the assigned background reading.

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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: 10/22/2002