David M Bachman
Key themes in the study of Asia, with focus on the present. Topics include: the notion of "Asia;" cultural and religious similarities and differences; comparison of colonial experiences under Western and Asian powers; World War II and liberation; postwar patterns of economic and political development; social patterns and issues. Offered: A.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN ASIA WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PERIOD SINCE WORLD WAR II.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
AN OPEN MIND; WILLINGNESS TO DO ASSIGNMENTS
Class assignments and grading
ON AVERAGE ABOUT 175 PAGES OF READING PER WEEK A MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAM A 5-8 PAGE PAPER
MIDTERM (25%), PAPER (20%), FINAL (40%), SECTION PARTICIPATION (15%)