INAF-250 Modern Asia
Fall for 2016-2017
Faculty:
Asia will be a part of your life. The region's economic growth has never been more deeply felt across the globe, while its strategic importance and political influence impact the international system profoundly. Home to almost half of the world's population, source of much of the world's consumer goods, and place where some of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations emerged, Asia is an indispensible topic of investigation for all students of international affairs. This course provides an introduction to Modern Asia. Attention will be paid to how the history, politics, and economics of this vast region impact policy challenges for the U.S. and Asia today. No prior knowledge of Asia will be assumed, and students can come from any academic field. While politics is important to understanding Asia, the course will draw insights from many other fields, including philosophy, social and political sciences, pop culture, health, science and education.

The instructor, an award-winning author, former White House official, and cable news analyst, will employ classic and contemporary readings, multimedia, music, and guest speakers to create an interactive classroom experience.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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INAF-250-01 Modern Asia
Fall for 2016-2017
Faculty:
Asia will be a part of your life. The region's economic growth has never been more deeply felt across the globe, while its strategic importance and political influence impact the international system profoundly. Home to almost half of the world's population, source of much of the world's consumer goods, and place where some of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations emerged, Asia is an indispensible topic of investigation for all students of international affairs. This course provides an introduction to Modern Asia. Attention will be paid to how the history, politics, and economics of this vast region impact policy challenges for the U.S. and Asia today. No prior knowledge of Asia will be assumed, and students can come from any academic field. While politics is important to understanding Asia, the course will draw insights from many other fields, including philosophy, social and political sciences, pop culture, health, science and education.

The instructor, an award-winning author, former White House official, and cable news analyst, will employ classic and contemporary readings, multimedia, music, and guest speakers to create an interactive classroom experience.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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