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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.

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.