COURSES

POLITICS OF EAST ASIA (POL S 375) 

COURSE OVERVIEW 
This course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics of economic, political, and social change in contemporary East Asia. The course will focus on China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan, but their relations with the United States and Canada will also be considered. The professor outlines the key factors, both domestic and international, that have enabled the dynamic transformation of these societies since the end of World War II. In addition, the course considers the role of leaders, political culture, political institutions, and international organizations in the region. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
– To develop a broad understanding of the political, security, and economic factors which shape the development of contemporary East Asia
– To develop the capacity for independent political research and analysis

COURSE PREREQUISITES 
POLS 101 and POL S 235 are prerequisites for this course. Students without the course prerequisite should speak with the instructor before registering.

MODERN EAST ASIA (HIST 281)

COURSE OVERVIEW
History 281 is a survey of the social, religious, economic, political and intellectual development of the major civilizations of East Asia from around 1500 AD to recent times

COURSE PREREQUISITES 
No prerequisites required.

CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN TAIWAN (EASIA 351)

COURSE OVERVIEW 
The relationship between culture and identity in Taiwan through the study of literature and film in translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 351.

COURSE PREREQUISITES 
EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.