Political Process, Theory and Thoughts
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. 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. Finally, we will cover the "diplomatic history" of a selection of countries.
Political Process, Theory, and Thought
Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy
Effective Research and Analysis
Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.
Effective and Professional Writing
Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.
Critical Thinking and Analysis
Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.