U.S. Policy toward Northeast AsiaCourse number(s): IPS 244
Offered Winter quarter in the 2011-2012 academic year
This course offers a case-study approach to an examination of contemporary U.S. policy towards Japan, Korea, and China. It will look at the historical evolution of U.S. foreign policy and the impact on U.S. policy of issues such as democratization, human rights, trade, security relations, military modernization, and rising nationalism. Case studies will include U.S.-Japan security relations, including base issues; Northeast Asian regionalism; democratization and anti-Americanism in Korea; North Korea’s nuclear program; U.S.-China global and security relations and human rights and economic issues in U.S.-China relations. Students will be asked to draft and present policy memoranda directed at senior-level national security policymakers in response to simulated crises and broad policy challenges. Students will also participate in an in-class crisis simulation exercise.
The class is designed for students in the two-year masters program in International Policy Studies. It is open as well to other graduate students and to a limited number of undergraduates with some background in international relations. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled classes; read required materials in advance of class; participate actively in class, including in class discussion and group and individual presentations; and complete assignments on time.
Graduate and undergraduate
International Policy Studies
School of Humanities and Sciences