Catalogue 2016 - 2017

CUL 222 Southeast Asia

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This course will cover the countries of Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. We will consider the geography of the area- the consequences of being east of India and south of China, as well as issues affecting the environment and natural resources of this region; its history, essential points of nation formation, and the transitions from traditional to modern societies and governments; its economics, comparing the situation and policies before World War II to those afterwards, looking at traditional production techniques, and examining the effects of the present financial crisis; its cultures, the intersections of art, language, literature, music, drama, ethnicity, and religion; and social and political issues, such as the causes and impact of migration within and across the region, and ethnic and political conflicts.

Notes

Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement "CA".

Fee