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COSM51: International Relations in East and South-East Asia: Issues and Cases

The course deals with the international relations in East and South-East Asia. It begins with a very brief  introduction to basic theories about international relations and continues with a short historical overview focusing on the post-war period. The primary focus of the course is a series of in-depth case studies which define the region today. These include the territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, the North Korean nuclear issue, Japan’s turn away from pacificism, Cross-Straits relations (China and Taiwan), and the past, present, and future of US involvement and military bases in the region.

The course is based on the student's active participation, and will enable students to develop their ability to critically assess and develop theoretically-informed analyses of the dynamics of these cases.


COSM51 Information

Course code: COSM51
Credits: 7.5 ECTS credits
Cycle: Second Cycle 
Language of instruction: English
Study venue: Lund
Rate of study: Full time (100%)
Teaching hours: Daytime
Entry requirements: To be eligible to the course, the students must have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences or humanities. Oral and written language proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement.

Study period:

2024-10-02 – 2024-10-31

Schedule & literature

COSM51 Schedule

COSM51 Literature list