INST 301 - International Studies Research Methods

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This course familiarizes students with relevant research methods and applications for International Studies. It introduces students to principle research methods and sources within the Liberal Arts as well as key concepts within the field of International Studies. Course content illustrates the value of an interdisciplinary lens. Class requirements include reading and other assignments, quizzes and exams, discussions, presentations, activities, and multiple types of research. This course is required for the International Studies major and the Global Studies minor. It aims to prepare students to conduct research in academic contexts as well as in a range of careers.

This course can be applied toward:


GR 100 (Introduction to Geography) and INST 200 (Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization).

Important Information

Undergraduate standing. International Studies, International Engineering, Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts majors, International Development Studies Minors, or Global Studies Minors only.

This course is required for the International Studies Major and the Global Studies Minor.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Manual for Writers of Research Papers*, 8th Ed. (2013)
    Turabian, Kate
  • Research Design, 1st Ed. (2017)
    Leavy, Patricia

*The 9th edition of this book is acceptable as well.


Andrea Duffy

(970) 491-5421 |

Dr. Duffy has been teaching at Colorado State University since Fall 2010, and she has served as Director of International Studies since Fall 2013. She teaches International Studies core curriculum courses as well as courses in European, Islamic, and World History, and Honors. She is a world environmental historian, and her current research examines the social impacts of environmental policy on Mediterranean pastoralists during the colonial era. She has lived abroad in France and Turkey and has studied several foreign languages, including French, German, Arabic, and Turkish.

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