Spring 2020 - IS 409 D100

Special Topics I (4)

International Relations: East Asia

Class Number: 9126

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 5020, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Specific details of courses to be offered will be published prior to enrollment each term.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will analyze international relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on the security perceptions and policies of the major powers of the region, as well as on key issues, especially diplomatic and security ones.

One four-hour seminar each week.

Grading

  • Participation (including weekly journal) 30%
  • Research Paper 40%
  • Final Exam 30%

NOTES:

Each student will be expected to participate regularly in weekly seminar discussion with a journal prepared beforehand, as well as to make at least one formal presentation. In addition, each student will be required to write a research paper and to take a final exam.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Allice Lyman Miller and Richard Wich, Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations since World War II (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011) (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-8047-17151-1

Registrar Notes:

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