ASIAN 3334

ASIAN 3334

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course will give students the historical background and theoretical tools to understand the politics of Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse and fascinating regions. The first part of the course traces Southeast Asia's political development from the colonial period to the present day, examining common themes such as decolonization, state building, war and insurgency, ethnic relations, democratization, economic development, and nationalism. The second part of the course focuses on key issues in contemporary Southeast Asian politics, including political culture, representation and mass politics, globalization, regional politics, and civil violence. Our course will concentrate primarily but not exclusively on the six largest countries in the region-Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam-using the comparative method to understand variation across time, across countries, and within countries.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (SC)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3443

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16415 ASIAN 3334   LEC 001

  • 17199 ASIAN 3334   DIS 201

  • 17200 ASIAN 3334   DIS 202