Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

POSC 214   Comparative Politics: East and Southeast Asia (CO)
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaGlobal Engagements

This course introduces students to the politics of countries in East and Southeast Asia. It examines similarities and differences in the evolution of their political societies from the end of World War II to the present time. Students will learn about the historical development of the state, regimes, and political parties and the interactions across these institutions that informed political and economic development in these countries. The course will cover the experiences of the East Asian early developers (Japan, Korea, and Taiwan), Southeast Asian countries (Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore) and the emergence of China as an economic and political power. (CO)