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Week I, September 28 Introduction to the Course, to International Studies
and to Each Other
IS Graduate Program requirements
(bring the materials you received at orientation)
Week II, October 5 International Studies in the US Academy
and at the UO: Seeing the Emergence of a Discipline?
Key Themes of International Studies at the UO
Mark A. Boyer et al. “Visions of International Studies in a New Millennium” International Studies Perspectives (2000) 1, pp. 1-9.
Donald J. Puchala “Marking a Weberian Moment: Our Discipline Looks Ahead” International Studies Perspectives (2000) 1, pp. 133-144.
Stephen J. Rosow “Toward an Anti-Disciplinary Global Studies” International Studies Perspectives (2003) 4, pp. 1-14.
Beth Simmons "International Studies in the Global Information Age" International Studies Quarterly Vol. 55, No. 3, September 2011, pp. 589-599.
Week III, October 12 Program Themes: Development and Culture
Note: Proposal of Works for Bibliography/Review due in class
Isbister, Promises Not Kept, pp. 1-6, 7-27, 30-63, 65-99
Barry K. Gills “The Turning of the Tide” Globalizations September 2004, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-6.
Edward W. Said “Introduction” Orientalism Vintage Books, 1999, pp. 1-9
Week IV, October 19 No class: work on Bibliography/Review assignment
Week V, October 26 Program Themes: Cross-cultural Communication
& Collaborative Immersion
Note: Bibliography/Review due in class
The Craft of Research, pp. 68-83, 84-100
Fieldworking, pp. 1-54
Luna Vives-Gonzalez “Insiders or outsiders? Argentinean immigrant in Spain” Citizenship Studies Vol. 15, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 227-245
Raymond Cohen “Living and Teaching Across Cultures” International Studies Perspectives Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 151-160
Ali Mazrui “America & the Third World: A Dialogue of the Deaf” Cultural Forces in World Politics Heinemann, 1990, pp. 116-128
Week VI, November 2 Research in International Studies:
Framing Epistemologies and Ways of Knowing
Fieldworking, pp. 55-100
David Baybrooke “Three Sides of Social Science” Philosophy of Social Science Prentice Hall,
1987, pp. 1-19.
Robert Chambers “Learning to Learn” Whose Reality Counts?: Putting the First Last Intermediate Technology Publications, 1997, pp. 102-129
Linda Tuhiwai Smith Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples Zed Books, 1999: “Research through Imperial Eyes” pp. 42-57; “Colonizing Knowledges” pp. 58-74
Week VII, November 9 A Practical Overview; Developing and Forming an Argument
Visit http://humansubjects.uoregon.edu/citi.cfm. Complete the CITI tutorial and assessment modules before coming to class
UC Berkeley Dissertation Proposal Workshop: read everything on this site. Although it is pitched at a PhD dissertation level, and therefore it requires “translation” for MA purposes, it is terrifically thorough and useful.
IS Grad alumni literature review
Gary King, Robert Keohane & Sidney Verba Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 3-33.
David Roediger The Wages of Whiteness Verso, 1991, pp 3-17 (example of a research question, design and selection of methods to use)
Week VIII, November 16 Gathering Information: A Methodological Sampler
What Does It All Mean? Analyzing What You’ve Collected
The Craft of Research, pp. 120-126, 130-138
Fieldworking, pp. 101-163, 219-270
Sjoerd R. Jaarsma “Thinking through Repatriation” Handle with Care: Ownership and Control Of Ethnographic Materials University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002, pp. 1-13
Week IX, November 23 Towards Understanding and Presentation
The Craft of Research, pp. 152-164, 173-186, 203-212, 187-199, 232-247
Fieldworking, pp. 351-390
Week X, November 30 Becoming an International Studies Professional;
Careers in International Studies
Note: Retrospective Research Prospectus due in class
The Craft of Research, pp. 249-267
Russell H. Bernard (eds.) “Ethics” in Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology (Altamira Press, 2000), pp. 173-202.
James N. Rosenau “Many Globalizations, One International Relations” Globalizations September 2004, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 7-14.
Michael P. Marks “The ‘We’ Problem in Teaching International Studies” International Studies Perspectives Volume 3, No. 1, February 2002, pp. 25-41
Steven Majstorovic “Pieces on our Craft: Short Attention Spans and Glazed Eyes: Teaching World Politics in the University Trenches” International Studies Perspectives Volume 2, No. 4, November 2001, pp. 3