INTL 607 Graduate Core Seminar                    Fall 2011

Professor Anita M. Weiss

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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 MillenniumInternational Studies Perspectives (2000) 1, pp. 1-9.
Donald J. Puchala “Marking a Weberian Moment: Our Discipline Looks AheadInternational Studies Perspectives (2000) 1, pp. 133-144.
Stephen J. Rosow “Toward an Anti-Disciplinary Global StudiesInternational 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 “IntroductionOrientalism 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
na 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 CulturesInternational Studies Perspectives Vol. 2, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 151-160
Ali Mazrui “America & the Third World: A Dialogue of the DeafCultural 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 SciencePhilosophy of Social Science Prentice Hall, 1987, pp. 1-19.
Robert Chambers “Learning to LearnWhose 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 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.


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 RelationsGlobalizations September 2004, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 7-14.
Michael P. Marks “The ‘We’ Problem in Teaching International StudiesInternational 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 TrenchesInternational Studies Perspectives Volume 2, No. 4, November 2001, pp. 3