Dec 01, 2023  
2020 Summer Session Catalogue 
2020 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 336X - Politics of China

Instructor: LTC Howard B. Sanborn, IV
Location: Online Asynchronous See Details Below
Credit Hours: 3

An overview of the political system of China in the post-Mao era. Starting with a discussion of Deng Xiaoping’s rise to power, students will discuss the popular desire for democracy and the failed attempts at establishing a more politically accountable government. This class will also detail the liberal economic policies that fostered the dramatic growth of China’s economy well into the 21st century. Additionally, students will focus on the evolution of security concerns and civil-military relations on the mainland, as well as issues between China and other actors across the world, notably the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and the developing countries of Africa and Asia. Note: Civilizations & Cultures Course

Remote Summer Session II Delivery Method:  Asynchronous

Students will complete a series of modules, mixing readings and professor commentary, on the politics of the People’s Republic of China. These modules will include lessons on recent history, government and party institutions, and social movements, and each of these modules will culminate with a unit quiz. Students will also participate in weekly online discussions with their classmates about current events, including issues surrounding the Hong Kong protests, environmental protection, and public health. Students will take a comprehensive final exam and compose a research paper on a topic of their choosing.

Textbook: None

Final Exam: July 23rd 1-4 p.m.