SEAS 455 - Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS)
Department: LSA II: SE Asian Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior, Senior, graduate students.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This survey course offers you an overview of the history and sociopolitical transformations of Southeast Asia with a focus on regional issues since World War II. Located at the crossroads of East Asia and India, and connected to the Pacific world, Southeast Asia is often said to be comprised of eleven countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines). Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course will train you to engage with the materials and research methods from fields such as, but not limited to, History, Anthropology, and Political Science. Lectures, study materials, and class discussions will specifically focus on the historical roots of Southeast Asian nation-making projects, the shaping and reshaping of ethnic identity, and social adaptation to environmental changes. A small portion of the course will be allocated to accommodating participants’ own interests in the region.


SEAS 455 - Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
F 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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