CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 004
Term: FA 2010
Subject: International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
Department: LSA II: International Institute
3 - 4
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Other Course Info:
CICS 401 can be counted only once for credit toward the Academic Minor in International Studies.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The International Studies Advanced Seminar will target students pursuing the International Studies Minor, which is scheduled to begin in Fall 2006. The seminar is a variable content course designed to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of a topic of international significance. Some seminars will be team-taught and some will be taught by faculty with appointments sponsored by the International Institute. Seminars may occasionally be taught by visiting international scholars. As an example of content, the following seminar will be taught by Scott Atran, Associate Research Scientist in Anthropology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, in Fall 2006. The Religious Roots of Terrorism This seminar explores the religious motivations of those who either conduct terrorist campaigns or fight against terrorism. Students are exposed to readings from across various disciplines, including political science, psychology, sociology, economics, and religious studies. They will be required to write a paper addressing the problem of terrorism from a policy- maker's point-of-view, and will receive detailed feedback on drafts of their written work.

Intended audience: 2nd-term Junior or Senior IS minors

Course Requirements: Requirements would vary according to instructor, but typically include selected readings with the grade based partially on participation in discussions, a research paper (20- 25 pp), and 2 exams.

Class Format: Seminar format three hours each week

CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: An instructor has not been assigned
002 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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