Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
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.
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%