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Yong-Chool Ha
SISEA 590
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Seminar. Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.

Class description

This course deals with internal-external linkage with a focus on late industrialization and international relations. Taking a comparative perspective, the course will deal with the question of how lateness shapes discitive international perspectives in terms of percpetion, strategies and foreign policy behaviiors. The countries to be covered are South Korea, Japan, Prussia, the Soviet Union and China.

Student learning goals

1) comparative industrialization

2) features of late industrialization at domestic level

3)relationship between late industrialization and foreign policy

4) how to induct newly industrialized nations in the international systems

5) comparative foreign policy

6) comparative method

General method of instruction

instructor's lecture which will be followed by students' report of assigned readings and class discussion

Recommended preparation

no particular prerequistes are necessay, although general historical backgrounds of the countries covered will help.

Class assignments and grading

heavy readings, discussion, critical reviews each week and final paper

participation in discussion, critical reviews(3) and final paper(1)


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.
Last Update by Yong-Chool Ha
Date: 06/29/2008