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Matthew Sparke
SIS 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

This course provides a forum for examining and discussing some of the recent theories of globalization and its relationship to cultural change. It offers students a chance to build on their foundation in world systems theory while simultaneously coming to terms with some of the more complex arguments over the cultural conditions of so-called post-modernity and post-colonialism. The course is extremely reading intensive.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar series, with a focus on students' reviews of each others' work.

Recommended preparation

SIS 200 series (SIS 200, SIS 201, SIS 202).

Class assignments and grading

Book reviews and a term paper on a topic connected to globalization.

Class participation 10% Book reviews 30% Term paper 60%


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: 10/07/1998