International Politics of Asia-Pacific

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Politics of Asia-Pacific

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, International Politics, Pacific Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PL2% and PL2% or HP2% and HP2% or HY2% and HY2%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course examines the international politics of Asia and the Pacific Rim (North East Asia, South East Asia and the South Pacific). Among other things, this course examines the impact of US hegemony in Asia and the Pacific, the rise of China as a regional and global power, the prospects for peaceful reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, Japan's role in the region, the future of Taiwan, the threat of nuclear proliferation and the role of regional cooperation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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