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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
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Contemporary Southeast Asia: Government,Development,Security

This course analyzes the political systems, political economies, and international relations of Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse and strategically important regions. The course examines governance, economic development, security (both traditional and non-traditional/human security), and foreign policy issues with reference to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam within a comparative perspective. The overarching themes of domestic governance, development, and security are analyzed with reference to both regional developments and also external relations with major players such as the United States, China, Japan, and India. The course also examines rapidly-evolving political, economic, and security cooperation as reflected in the dynamic regional integration led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Meets with SIS-676 009.