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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-306
Advanced International Studies Research (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Application of research methods in international studies to an original research project. Rotating topics focus on a specific research methodology or a specific subject area. Methodologies covered include survey research methods, comparative case study analysis, game theory, discourse analysis, and ethnographic research methods. Areas include foreign policy, civil war and intervention, and nationalism. Usually offered every term. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206.

SISU-306
F01LH
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced International Studies Research (3)

Research in Global Field of International Studies

International Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field, encompassing a variety of topics and approaches and perspectives. Doing research that contributes to the field requires a clear sense of the connections between research questions, methodologies, and issues in the philosophy of social science. This course begins with a broad overview of the 'science question' and how it has been addressed both philosophically and practically, before turning to a set of exercises through which students craft their research projects so as to ensure internal consistency and coherence between broad questions of methodology and specific operational issues. Open only to Global Scholars (3-year program) students.

SISU-306
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced International Studies Research (3)

Qualitative Methods for International Studies

This course employs social science theoretical frameworks and qualitative methods to understand structural and social determinants in international studies. Students gain theoretical training in qualitative research and in-depth training in qualitative methods, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. The focus is on how to frame qualitative research questions, design appropriate research strategies, and adopt qualitative methods. Students conduct original research and produce a complete research paper.