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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-655
Asia Core Seminar (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics cover key themes in comparative and regional studies including politics, economy, identity, regional security, civil society, governance, foreign policy, democratization, and globalization in Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

SIS-655
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Asia Core Seminar (3)

East Asia in Transition

This interdisciplinary seminar introduces a variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research. Students conduct highly-developed research on cross-country comparative studies. Concentrating on East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), it also discusses Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as the United States. Students gain familiarity with the basic settings and general trends in the Asia-Pacific region, including major powers and local powers, and focusing on the economic and political transitions and international relations in the region. The course also includes perspectives on economic strategy, social dynamics, international security, political culture, politics, democratization, and foreign policy analyses, in order to conduct theoretically informed empirical research.