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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 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Disputes and Diplomacy: Korea, Japan, and China

This course examines key territorial and historical disputes involving South Korea, Japan, and China. The focus is to think critically about the ongoing disputes in terms of identity, domestic politics, and regional security dynamics, as the course investigates these countries' past and current diplomatic efforts to resolve them. The topics include but are not limited to the disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, the Dokdo/Takeshima islets, the so-called comfort women, the South China Sea, and the controversy over Koguryo/Gaogouli. Meets with SIS-676 001.

SISU-472
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in East Asia (3)

Asia in Comparative Perspective: Governance, Development, Security

This course analyzes the political systems, political economies, and international relations of East and Southeast Asia, one of the world's most dynamic, diverse, and strategically important regions. The course examines governance, economic development, security (both traditional and non-traditional/human security), and foreign policy issues within a comparative perspective. These overarching themes are explored in the context of both domestic and regional developments as well as the impact of China's rise on long established American and Japanese interests in the region. The course also examines the evolving Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-led political, economic, and security cooperation in the context of Asia-Pacific regional institutionalization. Meets with SIS-655 001.