Catalogue 2016 - 2017

CUL 222 Southeast Asia


3 cr.


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.


Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement "CA".