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Ann S. Anagnost
SISEA 490
Seattle Campus

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Class description

This comparative course on East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) explores the historical, political, and economic forces of international competition that link education with projects of national development in East Asia and the U.S. A focus on the converging crises of youth, education, and labor will provide undergraduates in their senior year with a deeper historical understanding of how these interconnections have been constituted and how their own futures are intertwined with those of East Asian youth.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, class discussion, small group discussion and collaborative work.

Recommended preparation

This is intended as a capstone course for majors in Anthropology and East Asian Studies. It is especially useful for seniors who would like to write a senior honors thesis in Anthropology or a senior thesis in East Asian Studies on topics relating to this course.

Class assignments and grading

Participation in E-post discussions Internet research (interviewing college students in East Asia) Teach-in presentation Research paper

E-post assignments Teach-in presentation Research paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Ann S. Anagnost
Date: 09/28/2006