POLI 348

Government and Politics of Asia

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Comparative analysis of political developments of the major countries of Asia not covered in other country-specific classes.

When Taught

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Title

Political Process, Theory and Thoughts

Learning Outcome

<p>The course first considers the historical background of government and politics in Asia by looking at pre-colonial systems of government, encounters with the West,Colonialism, and national liberation movements. &nbsp;We then proceed thematically and comparatively by topic: States and Regimes, Political Executives, Governments, Legislatures, Bureaucracies, Political Economy, Parties, Elections, Participation and Power, Ideologies, Identities, Modernization and Democracy, and Globalization and regionalism.&nbsp; Finally, we will cover the "diplomatic history" of a selection of countries.</p>

Title

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

<p>Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy</p>

Title

Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

<p>Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.</p>

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

<p>Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.</p>

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

<p>Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.</p>