Diplomacy is the triumph of peace over war. In the absence of diplomacy, abuse, conflict, punishment and eventually war become dominant in Southeast Asian politics. Students will be taken through history to learn about “First Contact” with the Portuguese, the Christianization of Southeast Asia, the Dutch and British eras, World War I, the rise of Southeast Asian nationalism, World War II, the Korean War (and its impact on Southeast Asia), the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. Students will also be taught the importance of peace through diplomacy as a form of non-traditional security.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.