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SIS Second-Level Methods Courses for MA Students

Below are the approved second-level methods courses for SIS MA programs. Students should choose one course from their program’s list unless otherwise specified. Please note that not all courses are available each semester. Students should make sure to check the Schedule of Classes for availability and for any course prerequisites.

Comparative and Regional Studies (CRS)

  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

 Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ANTH-640 Graduate Research Methods
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-696 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis
  • SOCY-620 Social Research I

Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs (EPGA)

(EPGA students choose two courses from this list to fulfill their methodology requirement)

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics/Methods)
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-628 Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • SOCY-620 Social Research Methods
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • One Qualifying Paper and One Graduate Seminar in Philosophy
  • An approved methods course (see EPGA graduate advisor to discuss)

Global Environmental Policy (GEP)

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics/Methods)
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • CSC-610 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • ENV-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • PUAD-606 Foundations of Policy Analysis

International Communication (IC)

  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-619 Political Risk Analysis
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • COMM-751 Advanced Media Research Methods
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • EDU-610 Research in International Education
  • EDU-642 Training Program Design
  • ENVS-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • HIST-667 Oral History
  • PUAD-602 Methods of Problem Solving II
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-610 Management Analysis
  • PUAD-617 Project Management 
  • PUAD-696 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
  • PUAD-696 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis
  • SOCY-620 Social Research I

International Development (ID) and Development Management (DM)

  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT-670 International Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCT-607 and ACCT-609)
  • ANTH-640 Graduate Research Methods
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • ECON-665 Project Evaluation in Developing Countries
  • ECON-705 Mathematical Economics Analysis (Prerequisite: admission to the PhD program or permission of department)
  • ECON-723 Econometric Methods (Prerequisite: admission to PhD program or permission of department)
  • ECON-724 Adv. Econometric Methods (Prerequisite: ECON-723)
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-696 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I

International Economic Relations (IER)

Option 1: For students who have taken the following:

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I or
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II or
  • STAT-515 Regression or
  • An approved methods course*

 The options for second level methods courses are:

  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II or
  • SIS-680/SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology or
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting (for MA/MBA students) or
  • An approved methods course*


Option 2: For students who have taken the following:

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Stats/Methods or
  • SIS-619 Adv. Int’l Affairs Stats/Methods or
  • PUAD-601 Quant Methods for Policy Analysis I or
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods or
  • An approved methods course*

The options for second level methods courses are:

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I or
  • PUAD-602 Quant Methods for Policy Analysis II or
  • STAT-515 Regression or
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting (for MA/MBA students) or
  • An approved methods courses*


*See the IER Graduate Advisor to discuss

Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) and International Politics (IP)

  • SIS-619 Political Risk Analysis
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-628 Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

 Courses Outside SIS

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)

  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Political Risk Analysis
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research  
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

  Courses Outside SIS

  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • EDU- 610 Research in International Education
  • ENVS-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • JLS-680 Intro to Justice Research I
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PSYC-550 Psychological Research
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I

Social Enterprise (SE)

(SE students choose one course from the list in addition to the 3-credit Professional Competencies series)

  • FIN-630 Financial Analysis
  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics and Methods)
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting

United States Foreign Policy and National Security (USFP)

  • SIS-619 Political Risk Analysis
  • SIS-619 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)

Courses Outside SIS

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I

 

Last updated October 22, 2014