Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Intl 205 Introduction to Regional Studies

In-depth interdisciplinary or topical study of one of the regional foci in the International Studies degree program: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the study of diverse cultures and societies in Asia through a variety of disciplinary approaches including history, literature, anthropology, the arts, and geography. Students will focus first on the origins of Asia's major cultural traditions, and then on the way in which these traditions have transformed and been transformed by the powerful forces of imperialism, industrialization, and globalization. Through written assignments and oral presentations, students will develop their critical, analytical, and communication skills


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