Fall 2021 - POL 341 D100

Politics Across the Pacific (4)

Class Number: 4256

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 4120, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2021
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 4130, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    POL 141 and three lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focuses on the evolution of political relation between East Asia and Canada since the mid-19th century to the contemporary period. It covers diplomatic/military and socio-economic and cultural relations, sometimes cutting across national and sub-national boundaries. Utilizes various theoretical and analytical perspectives from political science and other disciplines to assess the importance and causes of key events. Students with credit for POL 349 under the title "Politics Across the Pacific" may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

** Global Asia Studies students should contact the instructor.

Course Description:

This course’s focus is on the evolution of political relations between East Asia and Canada since the mid-19th century to the contemporary period.   It covers diplomatic/military , socio-economic, and cultural relations, sometimes cutting across national and sub-national boundaries.   It will utilize various theoretical and analytical perspectives from political science and other disciplines to assess the importance and causes of key events.

We are increasingly confronted with the need to understand, analyze, and navigate contemporary trans-Pacific dynamics.  After taking this course, successful students will have obtained the foundational knowledge that is required for such an intellectual task. 

Course Organization:

One 3-hour session each week (14:30-17:20, Monday)

Grading

  • Participation and short writing assignments 25%
  • In-class mid-term examination 35%
  • Final exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Borthwick, Mark. Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia. 4th ed.  Boulder, Col.: Westview Press, 2014.  (Electronic version or Hardcopy).

Paperback ISBN 978-0-8133-4667-0


In addition, journal articles will be assigned.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.