Discourses in Transnationalism

W301: Communication Skills II. Soka University of America. Course title: “Discourses in Transnationalism: Citizenship, Migration, Diaspora” (Spring 2014).

This is an upper-division required writing course listed in the International Relations concentration area. It is designed to teach students advanced writing research, and critical thinking skills through the instructor selected theme of Transnationalism. Students read, discuss, and write about a range of historically, culturally, and politically significant texts from various disciplinary approaches in the area. Readings include Benedict Anderson, Partha Chatterjee, Arjun Appadurai, Franz Fanon, Aime Cesaire, Trinh Min-ha, Lila Abu-Lughod, Shirin Neshat, David Harvey, and Edward Soja. Assignments include weekly discussion posts, detailed headnotes, in-class writing workshops, oral presentations, and two independently-designed research papers in preparation for the senior-year capstone.



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