Main Navigation
Apply Now Request Info


INST 301 - International Studies Research Methods

  • 3 credits

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.


GR 100 (Introduction to Geography); 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

Section 801


  • Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based , 2nd Ed. (2022)
    Patricia Leavy

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