Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Courses

This is a list of current and projected annual courses at the Jackson School and other departments at UW. The list is updated at the start of each academic quarter by the Ph.D. Program. For more information, please contact us at

Projected Courses 2018-19

In addition to the Jackson School courses listed below, you will find relevant courses in a number of departments and schools such as American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Geography, History, Law, Marine and Environmental Affairs, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work and others. Contact the JSIS Ph.D. Program GPC for approval to take a class that is not listed in the handbook as a course requirement.  See Time Schedule for a complete list of course offerings.

Autumn 2018

Required courses

JSIS 594 International and Area Studies, Saadia Pekkanen

JSIS 595 Research Tutorial

Elective courses

RELIG 501 Religion Theorized, Christian Novetzke

RELIG 598 Colloquium Comparative Religion

JSIS 501 Comparative International Studies

JSIS 534 Legal Foundations of World Order, Frederick Lorenz

JSIS 541 Religion and Conflict, James Wellman

JSIS 578 Congress and US Foreign Policy

JSIS 584 B Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kenneth Pyle

JSIS 591 Colloquium in International Studies, Deborah Porter

JSIS A 504 Survey of Eurasia, Scott Radnitz

JSIS A 508 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia, Purnima Dhavan

JSIS A 509  Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia, Christian Novetzke

JSIS A 530 Soviet Empire, Christopher Jones

JSIS A 535 International Relations of Modern China, David Bachman

JSIS A 537 International Relations in Japan, Saadia Pekkanen

JSIS A 544 Reading Seminar on Middle East Studies, Cabeiri D Robinson

JSIS A 555 Introduction to Japanese Studies, Marie Anchordoguy

JSIS A 560 Seminar in Turkish Studies, Resat Kasaba

JSIS A 578 Japanese Business and Technology

JSIS A 584 Survey of Korean Society, Clark Sorensen

JSIS A 586 Indonesian Culture, Laurie Sears

JSIS A 588 Making of Modern Taiwan, James Yushang Lin

JSIS A 593  Water and Security in the Middle East, Frederick Lorenz

JSIS B 524 International Law and Arms Control, Christopher Jones

JSIS B 526 Political Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism, Cabeiri D Robinson

JSIS B 529 Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards, Halvor Undem

Approved Methods Courses

CS&SS 501 Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis
PBAF 527 Quantitative Analysis
JSIS 595 / LAW 554 Basic Statistics and Data Analysis (Research Tutorial)
COM 513 Fieldwork Research Methods
SOC 555/JSIS 595/LAW B 554 Qualitative Case-Based Research Methods
POLS 504 Designing Multi-Method Field Research
ANTH 519/GH 538 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
JSIS 512 Qualitative Data Analysis
GEOG 525 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Geography
AIS 501/GWSS 510 Documentary Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Humanities
COM 527 Global Communication Research Methods
CS&SS 510 Maximum Likelihood Methods for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 526 Structural Equation Models for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 527 Survey Research Methods
CS&SS 529 Sample Survey Techniques
CS&SS 536 Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
CS&SS 544 Event History Analysis for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 560 Hierarchical Modeling for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 564 Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 566 Causal Modeling
CS&SS 567 Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
CS&SS 569 Visualizing Data
CS&SS 589 Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences

Qualitative Methods Courses

A comprehensive list of qualitative research methods classes offered at UW is on the Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative site. Check this site to find a relevant methods class and to learn more about the optional QUAL Concentration track this is available for graduate students.

Quantitative Methods Courses

A list of quantitative research methods classes offered at UW is on the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences site. You can also find quantitative methods classes in other departments.

The Center for Social Science Computation and Research

A list of methods workshops offered through CSSCR is online:

Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology

The CSDE Demographic Methods Graduate Certificate Program is the academic pathway to advanced population research at UW. See the website for course listings and certificate requirements.