Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PSC 263 - The Pacific Rim (4 Cr.)

The Pacific Rim, especially East Asia, is a dynamic and critical region for the world economy and politics in the 21st century. This course is designed to introduce basic concepts, approaches, and fundamental issues in studying the international relations of the Asia-Pacific. The course focuses on major trends and issues in the region including key strategic relationships among the main actors: China, Japan, the two Koreas, the U.S., and Southeast Asia. The course examines several contemporary issues in depth - the rise of China as a regional and global power, the North Korean nuclear issue, China and the status of Hong Kong, the maritime disputes in the East Asia and South China Seas, the relationship across the Taiwan Straits, trade wars between China and the U.S., and prospects for arms races in the region. The course provides a broad geopolitical context for understanding the dynamics and patterns of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Variable semesters. Honick.