Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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ASIAN 2208 - Introduction to Southeast Asia

(crosslisted) SHUM 2208  
(GB) (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS) (EC-SEAP)     
Fall, Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Fall: C. Formichi; Summer: C. Formichi.

What is Southeast Asia? How does this faraway, “exotic,” region intersect with our realities? This course introduces key questions in the study of Southeast Asia (which includes Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and its diasporas using cinematic, literary, historical and scholarly materials. This introduction to Southeast Asia’s historical, religious, literary, visual, and political traditions – and the ways in which scholars have thought about them – addresses a variety of themes  including notions of kinship, gender, political conflict, colonialism, media and the arts, sexuality, textual and visual genres, and forms of belief and belonging. Students will have an opportunity to investigate topics of interest to them, in the form of research essays as well as small-scale fieldwork, curatorial, or media projects. (GE)



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