POL436 - Southeast Asian Governments and Politics
Southeast Asian governmental institutions, their political processes, and recent political and economic trajectories that form the prospects of democratization in some countries and democratic consolidation in others.
Cross Listed Courses
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Identify Island SEA countries and Mainland SEA countries.
Analyze each country's political background, cultures, and religions.
Examine how Buddhism, Islamism, and western colonialism formed the basis of SEA political systems.
Analyze SEA Al Qaeda networks.
Analyze the causes and consequences of European colonialism and will be able to examine local resistances against European colonists after WWII and approaches to gain independences.
Identify political and economic trajectories of SEA countries after independences.
Analyze U.S. foreign policy toward Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam from the 1960s to the 1970s.
Examine contemporary regional issues.
Analyze international relations between SEA countries and China and between SEA countries and U.S.
Analyze SEA politics of drug trafficking.