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Christine Ingebritsen
SIS 501
Seattle Campus

Seminar: Comparative International Studies

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.

Class description

A critical evaluation of recent theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar style, weekly meetings, prepared critiques of readings by class participants for circulation and presentation.

Recommended preparation

Prior knowledge of international politics, macroeconomics, and IPE.

Class assignments and grading

Short writing assignments designed to compare and contrast competing approaches.

Class participation, short writing assignments.


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: 10/16/2000