Comparative politics has tended to neglect Asia, the most economically vital region of the globe, while Asian studies has tended to be based fundamentally on an area studies approach cum single-country monographic analyses. This seminar attempts to look at Asian politics from a comparative perspective. Course requirements focus on intensive and extensive reading, as indicated by a series of brief comparative review-essays and lively class discussions. No formal course prerequisites.
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research.
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.3. Students must place themselves on the waitlist through TeleBEARS. Selection and notification will occur around August 9, 2010