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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-472
Topics in East Asia (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics focusing on East Asia. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-212.

SISU-472
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Korean Politics and Foreign Policy

A study of the rise of contemporary Korea and its structure of politics and international relations. The course examines the evolution of the two different systems of South and North Korea that play an important role in Korean politics, economic development, and security arrangements. Meets with SIS-676 010.

SISU-472
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Japan: Society, Politics and Foreign Policy

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Japan's historical background and its basic foreign policy issues. It examines significant strategic and economic debates regarding Japan's role in the international community with emphasis on Japan's relations with its Asian neighbors and the United States. Meets with SIS-676 015.

SISU-472
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Southeast Asia, United States, and Regional Powers

This course examines the roles and impact of the United States, Japan and China, and other regional powers on the transformation of security and economic frameworks in East and Southeast Asia from the end of the Second World War to the present. The security analysis treats developments during the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and issues in the post-Cold War era, particularly those pertaining to militant Islamic movements and non-traditional/human security challenges such as transnational labor flows, trafficking in persons, environmental degradation and natural disasters. The economic dimension highlights the impact of globalization on the region, and the emergence and evolution of regional economic cooperation. A major theme is the manner in which growing Chinese political influence and trade initiatives in recent years have impacted on long-standing American security and commercial interests, as well as on Japanese economic interests in the region. Meets with SIS-676 008.