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Course Code: IRLS331 Course ID: 3863 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines historical, cultural, economic, social and geographic traits that distinguish this region and shape its domestic political processes and interstate relations. This course surveys the governments of selected countries to include China, Japan and Korea. Topics will emphasize the interaction between economic development and political changes, as well as the conflict between traditional norms and modern institutions. This course includes a survey of contemporary multilateral issues important to the region with emphasis on regional security concerns.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Demonstrate the nature of E. Asian security dilemmas.
CO-2: Apply specific historical developments to the particular manner in which modern Asian states evolved.
CO-3: Differentiate the various cultural and social norms that underlie Asian political discourse.
CO-4: Distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of Asian political and economic institutions.
CO-5: Assess the role of the developmental state in Asian economic development.
Forum discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Research Paper Question - 10 percent
Research Proposal and preliminary list of sources.
Midterm assignment - 30 percent
Five-page essay. Specific instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.
Final Research assignment – 35 percent
Seven-page research project. Detailed instructions found in Assignments tab of the classroom.
|Forum Discussion||40.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||5.00 %|
|Midterm Assignment||30.00 %|
|Week 4 - Midterm Assessment||30.00 %|
|Final Assignment||30.00 %|
|Week 8 - Final Assignment||30.00 %|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.