IR 361 Syllabus Spring 09

IR 361 Syllabus Spring 09 - University of Southern...

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University of Southern California School of International Relations Spring 2009 Instructor: Kosal Path Email: [email protected] Office Location: VKC 303 Office Phone: (213) 740-9743 Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00 pm and by appointment Class meets Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 4:50 pm VKC 100 Course Goals This course is designed to introduce the history and contemporary issues of the South and Southeast Asian states, and assess their efforts to adapt to the changing regional and international environment. It examines various traditional and nontraditional security challenges that ASEAN and the South Asian states have faced in managing regional security order and simultaneously pursuing their interests. The basic goals are: To expand and deepen students’ knowledge of the history of international relations in and of South and Southeast Asia To develop students’ analytical skills applicable to a wide range of issues in the studies of South and Southeast Asia To enable students to gain their research skills and expertise in particular issue areas or countries of their respective interest Class Structure Each session will be divided into two parts: lecture (roughly 50 minutes) and class discussion (roughly 30 minutes). For class discussion, questions will be emailed to students 48 hours in advance and students are required to participate in class discussion. Course Requirements 1
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Students will be evaluated on class attendance and participation (15%), a midterm (20%), a research paper including topic, outline, draft and final version (35%), and a final exam (30%). Required Readings D.R. SarDesai, , 5 th edition (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2003). [hereafter SarDesai ] Donald E.Weatherbee, International Relations in Southeast Asia: The struggle for Autonomy , 2 nd edition (Oxford, UK: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2009). [hereafter Weatherbee ] Amitav Acharya, Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order (London: Routledge, 2001). [hereafter Acharya ] Joseph Chinyong Liow and Ralf Emmers, eds., Order and Security in Southeast Asia (London and New York: Routledge, 2006). [hereafter Liow ] Sumit Ganguly, ed., South Asia (New York and London: New York University Press, 2006). [hereafter Ganguly ] Devin T. Hagerty, ed., South Asia in World Politics (Oxford, UK: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2005). [hereafter Hagerty ] Blackboard Readings are indicated below. Note that there may be additional materials added during the term. COURSE SCHEDULE AND READINGS Week 1: Jan. 12-14, Overview of the Course Goals and Requirements Introduction to South and Southeast Asia in International Affairs Weatherbee, “Introduction to What and Why of Southeast Asia,” Chapter 1, pp. 1-26 Ganguly, “Introduction,” Chapter 1, pp. 1-13. Hagerty, “Introduction: South Asia in World Politics,” Intro., pp. 1-8
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